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Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease among workers in cocoa processing company, Tema

Show simple item record Asare-Anane, H. Abdul-Latif, A. Ofori, E.K. Abdul-Rahman, M. Amanquah, S.D. 2017-10-31T11:53:24Z 2017-10-31T11:53:24Z 2015
dc.identifier.issn 17560500
dc.identifier.other 10.1186/s13104-015-1750-3
dc.description.abstract Objective: Shift work has been implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD), a major cause of death globally. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of developing CVD in shift work. Design: A cross-sectional study involving secondary analysis of shift and non-shift work from an industry in Ghana. Participants: Two hundred (113 shift and 87 non-shift) consecutive workers who consented were recruited into the study. A structured questionnaire was administered to deduce information on participant's age, alcohol consumption pattern, smoking habits, history of diabetes, stroke and hypertension. Results: Shift workers were found to be associated with higher body mass index (26.9 ± 4.6 vs 25.2 ± 3.3, p = 0.013); fasting blood glucose (5.9 ± 1.8 vs 5.3 ± 0.8, p ≤ 0.0001); glycated haemoglobin (4.9 ± 0.9 vs 4.2 ± 0.8, p ≤ 0.0001); high sensitivity C-reactive protein (2.5 ± 1.1 vs 1.8 ± 1.1, p < 0.0001); total cholesterol (5.9 ± 1.3 vs 5.2 ± 1.7, p = 0.002); triglycerides (1.3 ± 0.8 vs 1.1 ± 0.6, p = 0.015) and LDL cholesterol (3.6 ± 0.9 vs 3.2 ± 1.3, p = 0.04) than controls. Shift work however, had no associations with HDL-cholesterol. Conclusion: It can be concluded that shift work is associated with risk factors of CVD. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Caustic soda en_US
dc.subject Children below five en_US
dc.subject Influencing factors en_US
dc.title Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease among workers in cocoa processing company, Tema en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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