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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159717
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Hypertension among Bus Drivers in Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract:
Hypertension among Bus Drivers in Bangkok, Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Kaewboonchoo, Orawan
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Faculty of Public Health, 25/25 Moo 3, Phuttamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon, Patham, 73170, Thailand
Several epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of ischemic heart disease as well as hypertension is higher in occupational drivers than in people with other occupations. This study was designed to assess the prevalence of hypertension and its factors related among bus drivers. The subjects were 200 male bus drivers ranging in age from 28-62 years who worked for Bangkok Mass Transit Authority. All subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire for assessment of lifestyle, working condition and perception of noise annoyance. Resting blood pressure, height and weight were measured. The prevalence of hypertension among bus drivers was 23% that was higher than that of Thai people in general (15.8%). Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that lifestyle factors in the form of fat consumption and duration of employment were related to hypertension. The results indicate that lifestyle and working condition are important in the prevention of hypertension in bus drivers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHypertension among Bus Drivers in Bangkok, Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159717-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Hypertension among Bus Drivers in Bangkok, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kaewboonchoo, Orawan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Public Health, 25/25 Moo 3, Phuttamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon, Patham, 73170, Thailand</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Several epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of ischemic heart disease as well as hypertension is higher in occupational drivers than in people with other occupations. This study was designed to assess the prevalence of hypertension and its factors related among bus drivers. The subjects were 200 male bus drivers ranging in age from 28-62 years who worked for Bangkok Mass Transit Authority. All subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire for assessment of lifestyle, working condition and perception of noise annoyance. Resting blood pressure, height and weight were measured. The prevalence of hypertension among bus drivers was 23% that was higher than that of Thai people in general (15.8%). Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that lifestyle factors in the form of fat consumption and duration of employment were related to hypertension. The results indicate that lifestyle and working condition are important in the prevention of hypertension in bus drivers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:16:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:16:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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