Social-work factors associated with the variation of bmi andwaist diameter inworkers from 15 Peruvian cities

Christian R. Mejia, Virgilio E. Failoc-Rojas, Matlin M. Cárdenas, J. Franco Rodriguez–Alarcón

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the socio-labour factors associated with variation in BMI and waist circumference in workers in 15 Peruvian cities. Material and Method: A secondary data analysis was performed, in which BMI and waist circumference were associated to the work period (less than 1 year, up to 5 years, up to 10 years, up to 20 years and more than 20 years), sex, age and type of worker. Results: According to the multivariate analysis, BMI was associated with male sex (p<0.001 value) and with increasing age (p<0.001 value). On the other hand, waist circumference was positively associated with working periods of up to 5 years (p-value: 0.015), up to 10 years (p-value<0.001) and up to 20 years (p-value: 0.003), as well as with increasing age (p-value <0.001). Conclusion: It was found that sex and age were related to BMI variation, whereas work period and age were associated to waist diameter.

Translated title of the contributionSocial-work factors associated with the variation of bmi andwaist diameter inworkers from 15 Peruvian cities
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)236-244
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de la Asociacion Espanola de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo
Volume29
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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