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Ischemic heart disease mortality and occupation among 16- to 60-year-old males.

Authors
Calvert-GM; Merling-JW; Burnett-CA
Source
J Occup Environ Med 1999 Nov; 41(11):960-966
NIOSHTIC No.
20025598
Abstract
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, and the role of occupation continues to generate interest. Using the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance system, proportionate mortality ratio (PMR) analyses were used to examine the association between occupation and ischemic heart disease among 16- to 60-year-old males. We used data from 1982-1992 from 27 states. Separate analyses were conducted for blue-collar and white-collar occupations. Among the blue-collar occupations with the highest PMRs for ischemic heart disease mortality were sheriffs, correctional institution officers, policemen, firefighters, and machine operators. Physicians (blacks only) and clergy (both races) were among the white-collar occupations with the highest PMRs for ischemic heart disease. Although more study is needed, consideration should be made for targeting high-PMR occupations, with improvement in work organization to reduce occupational stress and promotion of healthy lifestyles through cardiovascular disease prevention programs.
Keywords
Heart; Heart-rate; Diseases; Occupational-diseases; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Sex-factors; Cardiovascular-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Racial-factors; Police-officers; Fire-fighters; Physicians; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Disease-prevention; Emergency-responders
Contact
Geoffrey M. Calvert, MD, MPH, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, R-21, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
19991101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
OH
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