Job demand control and hypertension a cross-sectional study in colombian typist Conference Paper


  • Introduction Hypertension has become a public health aworldwide challenge. It has been associated with psychosocialworking conditions and with several chronic diseases. One ofthe job positions where poor psychosocial working conditionmight be present is a typist. We aimed to determine the prevalenceof hypertension In Colombian typist population, associatedwith psychosocial factors at the work and identifyingassociated socio-demographic characteristics and employmentconditions.Methods Cross sectional interview-based questionnaire studyand measurements (blood pressure, high, weigh) in 196 typistand 134 administrative workers from the same company inColombia (response 100%). Logistic regression models adjustto type of work, job demand control, Effort-Reward-Ratio,social support, age, gender and overweight.Results The prevalence of hypertension in workers was17.82%. The age of workers was from 20 to 39 years(76.3%). From the participants with high blood pressure,31.2% had overweight, 21% reported high tension and 20%indicated active job (p 0.36). The most important associationsin the logistic regression, was overweight (OR 4.6; 95% CI:2.1 to 9.9), age between 30 and 40 years (OR 2.75; 95% CI:1.1 to 6.5), high social support (OR 2.45; 95% CI: 1.1 to5.1) and active job (OR 3.36; 95% CI: 1.1 to 10.2).Conclusions This study results indicate an increment of theprevalence of hypertension in Colombian young people,related to the epidemiological transition. It is an evidence ofthe need to shift the orientation of the country health programsto chronic diseases, such as the hypertension andoverweight.

publication date

  • 2018/4/24


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  • colombian
  • hypertension
  • job
  • workers

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1351-0711

number of pages

  • 607

start page

  • 607