Risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in a working population with sedentary occupations

Freak-Poli, Rosanne, Wolfe, Rory and Peeters, Anna 2010, Risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in a working population with sedentary occupations, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, vol. 52, no. 11, pp. 1132-1137, doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181f8da77.

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Title Risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in a working population with sedentary occupations
Author(s) Freak-Poli, Rosanne
Wolfe, Rory
Peeters, AnnaORCID iD for Peeters, Anna orcid.org/0000-0003-4340-9132
Journal name Journal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume number 52
Issue number 11
Start page 1132
End page 1137
Total pages 6
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2010-11
ISSN 1536-5948
Keyword(s) Adult
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Health Behavior
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Health Status Indicators
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Sedentary Lifestyle
Surveys and Questionnaires
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Summary OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of risk factors and risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes in employees with sedentary occupations enrolled in a workplace health-promotion program. METHODS: Participants (n = 762) were recruited from ten Melbourne workplaces, participating in a physical activity program. Demographic, behavioral, biomedical, and physical measurements were collected. RESULTS: The majority of employees were not meeting recommended guidelines for physical activity (62%), fruit intake (70%), vegetable intake (86%), body mass index (58%), or waist circumference (53%). Most had intermediate (53%) or high (7%) risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. CONCLUSIONS: The majority of Australian adults in sedentary occupations were not meeting guidelines for a number of chronic disease risk factors and a substantial proportion were unaware of their increased risk. This study supports the potential of chronic disease risk factor detection and intervention programs in the workplace.
Language eng
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181f8da77
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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