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Occupational factors associated with 4-year weight gain in Australian adults

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Abstract


  • Objective: This article examined whether occupational factors predicted 4-year change in body mass index (BMI) in a sample of full-time Australian employees. Methods: Data from 1670 full-time Australian employees were collected through the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Multinomial logistic regression was used to examine whether several occupational factors at baseline predicted changes in BMI at 4-year follow up; several health and demographic covariates were controlled. Results: Inflexible working hours (odds ratio = 1.54, 95% confidence interval [1.14 to 2.09]) and weekend work (odds ratio = 1.33, 95% confidence interval [1.04 to 1.68]) significantly predicted increased BMI. Conclusions: This article demonstrates that certain occupational factors (ie, inflexible work hours and weekend work) significantly predicted increased BMI. Targeting these factors may play a role in combating obesity and related health problems among employees.

UOW Authors


  •   Magee, Christopher (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Stefanic, Natalie (external author)
  •   Iverson, Donald C.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Caputi, P., Stefanic, N. & Iverson, D. C. (2010). Occupational factors associated with 4-year weight gain in Australian adults. Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine, 52 (10), 977-981.

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  • 2-s2.0-77957982445

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4596&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3544

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 977

End Page


  • 981

Volume


  • 52

Issue


  • 10

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Abstract


  • Objective: This article examined whether occupational factors predicted 4-year change in body mass index (BMI) in a sample of full-time Australian employees. Methods: Data from 1670 full-time Australian employees were collected through the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Multinomial logistic regression was used to examine whether several occupational factors at baseline predicted changes in BMI at 4-year follow up; several health and demographic covariates were controlled. Results: Inflexible working hours (odds ratio = 1.54, 95% confidence interval [1.14 to 2.09]) and weekend work (odds ratio = 1.33, 95% confidence interval [1.04 to 1.68]) significantly predicted increased BMI. Conclusions: This article demonstrates that certain occupational factors (ie, inflexible work hours and weekend work) significantly predicted increased BMI. Targeting these factors may play a role in combating obesity and related health problems among employees.

UOW Authors


  •   Magee, Christopher (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Stefanic, Natalie (external author)
  •   Iverson, Donald C.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Caputi, P., Stefanic, N. & Iverson, D. C. (2010). Occupational factors associated with 4-year weight gain in Australian adults. Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine, 52 (10), 977-981.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77957982445

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4596&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3544

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 977

End Page


  • 981

Volume


  • 52

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • http://ey9ff7jb6l.search.serialssolutions.com/?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8&rfr_id=info:sid/summon.serialssolutions.com&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.genre=article&rft.atitle=Occupational+Factors+Associated+With+4-Year+Weight+Gain+in+Australian+Adults&rft.jtitle=J+Occup+Environ+Med&rft.au=Magee%2C+CA&rft.date=2010-10-01&rft.pub=Lippincott+Williams+%26+Wilkins%2C+WK+Health&rft.issn=1076-2752&rft.volume=52&rft.issue=10&rft.spage=977&rft.epage=981&rft_id=info:doi/10.1097%2FJOM.0b013e3181f26e72&rft.externalDBID=n%2Fa&rft.externalDocID=231242387_2_jorg_journal_source_sp_23690550_sid_1101314837_N_768167_s1076275210601913_pdf_SEQNO_24_issn_1076_2752