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Lower socioeconomic status among men in relation to the association between job strain and blood pressure.
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PMID:  12828390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study attempted to determine whether the association between job strain (high job demands plus low job control) and blood pressure among men varies by socioeconomic status. METHODS: The cross-sectional associations between job strain and ambulatory blood pressure, by level of education, occupational status, and income, and the interaction between job strain and these measures of socioeconomic status were assessed by multiple linear regression, adjusted for age, race or ethnicity, body mass index, alcohol use, smoking, standing position, and worksite for 283 men, aged 30-60 years, from eight worksites in New York City. RESULTS: A substantial association between job strain and work ambulatory blood pressure was found among men with lower socioeconomic status, ranging from 2.7-11.8 mm Hg systolic to 1.9-6.1 mm Hg diastolic blood pressure, depending upon the measure of socioeconomic status examined. However, in the groups with high socioeconomic status, the association between job strain and ambulatory blood pressure at work was much smaller, the range in blood pressure being 0-5.3 (systolic) and 0.2-2.1 (diastolic) mm Hg. Two of the 10 tests of the interaction between job strain and socioeconomic status had a P-value of <0.05. CONCLUSIONS: These data provide evidence that the relationship between job strain and blood pressure is greater among men with lower socioeconomic status.
Paul A Landsbergis; Peter L Schnall; Thomas G Pickering; Katherine Warren; Joseph E Schwartz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-27     Completed Date:  2003-09-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  Finland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029-6574, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Hypertension / complications*,  psychology
Middle Aged
New York City
Occupational Diseases / etiology,  psychology*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Social Class*
Stress, Psychological / complications*,  epidemiology
Workload / psychology
Grant Support

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