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adult working employee obesity prevalence


Apr 02, 2016 · To investigate national trends of obesity by employment industry overall and by race, we estimated the age-standardized obesity prevalence from 2004 to 2011. We used direct age-standardization with the 2000 US Census population as the standard among 136,923 adults in the US National Health Interview Survey.Cited by: 6.

We developed 5 conceptual models of the interrelationship of work, obesity, and occupational safety and health and highlighted the ethical, legal, and social issues related to fuller consideration of obesity’s role in occupational health and safety.Cited by: 350.

Obesity in the United States Workforce 7 Obese workers have a threefold increased risk of diabetes Six percent of American workers have type 2 diabetes, with 7% of working men and 4% of working women testing positive. Although overweight workers are no more likely than normal-weight workers to have diabetes, there is a strong.