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Job absenteeism and arterial hypertension: results of a hypertension control program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1426165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study reports the findings of one of the stages of a programme for the detection and control of arterial hypertension, started in 1980 in an automobile company with a workforce of 9,782. In the initial screening, 522 hypertensive males were found using epidemiological criteria and 206 of these fulfilled the criteria of definite hypertension. The objective of this study consisted of evaluating, 9 years after the start of the program, the indirect cost in terms of the reduction in the morbidity indicator-temporary work incapacity (TWI). Analysis is based on a comparison of the prevalence of hypertension in the population when the program was begun (6%) and in 1989 (9.8%). It can be observed that the TWI rate of the hypertensive population was significantly higher than that of the rest of the workforce, and that this remained true for the reference group (RG) hypertensives a year after the study was initiated. In contrast, the intervention group (IG) showed significantly lower TWI levels, not only in comparison with the RG but also with the rest of the workers. The estimated reduction in TWI for 1989 was 4.500 days/year, which corresponds to an estimated saving of 76.500.000 pesetas/year.
S Ruiz de la Fuente Tirado; P Cortina Greus; J L Alfonso Sanchez; C Saiz Sanchez; A Sabater Pons; J I Gonzalez Arraez; C Cortes Vizcaino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-16     Completed Date:  1992-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  660-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Publica-Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Valencia, España.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Clinical Protocols
Costs and Cost Analysis
Diuretics / therapeutic use
Hydralazine / therapeutic use
Hypertension / economics,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Intervention Studies
Monitoring, Physiologic
Occupational Health / statistics & numerical data*
Propranolol / therapeutic use
Spain / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Diuretics; 525-66-6/Propranolol; 86-54-4/Hydralazine

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