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Does occupational lifting affect the risk of hypertension? Cross-sectional and prospective associations in the Copenhagen City Heart Study.

Authors
  • Korshøj, Mette1
  • Hannerz, Harald
  • Marott, Jacob L
  • Schnohr, Peter
  • Prescott, Eva
  • Clays, Els
  • Holtermann, Andreas
  • 1 National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health
Publisher
"Scaninavian Journal of Work, Environment, and Health"
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2020
Volume
46
Issue
2
Pages
188–197
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5271/sjweh.3850
PMID: 31454050
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Objective The aim of this study was to investigate cross-sectional and prospective associations between heavy occupational lifting and hypertension. Methods Data from the third, fourth and fifth examinations of the Copenhagen City Heart Study were included. Multivariable logistic regression models were applied to adjust for sex, age, body mass index (BMI), smoking, education, self-rated cardiorespiratory fitness, vital exhaustion and baseline blood pressure, and were used to estimate (i) the cross-sectional association between heavy occupational lifting and hypertension, defined as using anti-hypertensives or having a systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg, and (ii) the prospective association between heavy occupational lifting and risk of becoming a systolic blood pressure case, defined as an above median change (from baseline to follow-up) and/or a shift from no use of anti-hypertensives at baseline to use of anti-hypertensives at a ten-year follow-up. Results Both cross-sectional [odds ratio (OR) 1.06, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.94-1.20] and prospective (OR 1.10, 95% CI 0.92-1.31) analysis indicated no relations. Explorative prospective analyses suggested linear associations between heavy occupational lifting and systolic blood pressure among participants using anti-hypertensives. Exposure to heavy occupational lifting tended to increase the incidence of hypertension (OR 1.30, 95% CI 0.97-1.73) among participants ≥50 years. Conclusions No associations were seen among the general population. Positive associations were seen among users of anti-hypertensives and participants ≥50 years, indicating these groups as vulnerable to increases in blood pressure when exposed to occupational lifting.

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