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Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

, 26:53

First Online: 21 December 2014Received: 14 October 2014Accepted: 08 November 2014DOI: 10.1186-s40557-014-0053-9

Cite this article as: Jeong, J.U., Jeon, M.J. & Sakong, J. Ann of Occup and Environ Med 2014 26: 53. doi:10.1186-s40557-014-0053-9

Abstract

ObjectivesThis study was conducted in order to evaluate the association between the working hours of Korean employees and the metabolic syndrome and the effects of long working hours on metabolic syndrome based on the 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012.

MethodsBased on the 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012, 4,456 Korean employees without shift work, aged over 15, who work 30 hours or more per week were targeted in this study. The association between the general characteristics, including age, smoking, alcohol drinking, exercise, and the metabolic syndrome criteria defined by International Diabetes Federation IDF and weekly working hours were analyzed. In addition, the association between weekly working hours and the metabolic syndrome of the subjects stratified by gender was analyzed through multiple logistic regression analyses and generalized linear mixed model after adjusting the general characteristics.

ResultsIn the results of stratified analysis by gender, in male subjects, in comparison with the 30-39 weekly working hours group, there were no significant adjusted odds ratios to the other working hours groups. In female subjects, in comparison with the 30-39 weekly working hours group, there were no significant adjusted odds ratios to the other working hours groups. In addition, no trend associations were observed among weekly working hour groups in both stratified genders.

ConclusionNo significant differences in prevalence of metabolic syndrome of the subjects stratified by gender were found according to weekly increasing working hours. However, due to some limitations of this study, further prospective studies may be necessary for verification.

KeywordsLong working hours Metabolic syndrome Central obesity  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Jae Uk Jeong - Man Joong Jeon - Joon Sakong

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