The impact of obesity on work limitations and cardiovascular risk factors in the U.S. workforce.

@article{Hertz2004TheIO,
  title={The impact of obesity on work limitations and cardiovascular risk factors in the U.S. workforce.},
  author={Robin P. Hertz and Alan N. Unger and Margaret McDonald and Michael B. Lustik and Jan Biddulph-Krentar},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={1196-203}
}
OBJECTIVE We document the association among obesity, cardiovascular risk factors, and work limitations in the U.S. workforce. METHODS Using clinical measurements from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III and 1999-2000, we analyzed obesity rates and cardiovascular risk factor prevalence. We examined work limitations using the National Health Interview Survey 2002. RESULTS Obesity increased 43.8% from 1988-1994 to 1999-2000 and now affects 29.4% of workers. Obese workers… CONTINUE READING

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