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Standing at work and varicose veins.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study attempts to determine whether or not prolonged standing at work involves an excess risk for the occurrence of varicose veins.

METHODS

A cohort of 1.6 million 20-to-59-year-old Danes gainfully employed in 1991 were followed for 3 years according to first hospitalization due to varicose veins of the lower extremities. The exposure data came from a representative sample of the baseline population. Altogether 5940 people were interviewed about occupational exposure and confounding factors.

RESULTS

For men working mostly in a standing position, the risk ratio for varicose veins was 1.85 [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.33-2.36] in a comparison with all other men. The corresponding risk ratio for women was 2.63 (95% CI 2.25-3.02). The results were adjusted for age, social group, and smoking.

CONCLUSIONS

Working in a standing position is associated with subsequent hospitalization due to varicose veins for both men and women.

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    Department of Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. ft@ami.dk

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Age Factors
    Data Interpretation, Statistical
    Denmark
    Female
    Follow-Up Studies
    Hospitalization
    Humans
    Male
    Medical Record Linkage
    Middle Aged
    Occupational Diseases
    Odds Ratio
    Posture
    Prospective Studies
    Sex Factors
    Smoking
    Time Factors
    Varicose Veins
    Venous Insufficiency
    Work

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study
    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
    Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    11103840

    Citation

    Tüchsen, F, et al. "Standing at Work and Varicose Veins." Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, vol. 26, no. 5, 2000, pp. 414-20.
    Tüchsen F, Krause N, Hannerz H, et al. Standing at work and varicose veins. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2000;26(5):414-20.
    Tüchsen, F., Krause, N., Hannerz, H., Burr, H., & Kristensen, T. S. (2000). Standing at work and varicose veins. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 26(5), pp. 414-20.
    Tüchsen F, et al. Standing at Work and Varicose Veins. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2000;26(5):414-20. PubMed PMID: 11103840.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Standing at work and varicose veins. AU - Tüchsen,F, AU - Krause,N, AU - Hannerz,H, AU - Burr,H, AU - Kristensen,T S, PY - 2000/12/5/pubmed PY - 2001/6/2/medline PY - 2000/12/5/entrez SP - 414 EP - 20 JF - Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health JO - Scand J Work Environ Health VL - 26 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study attempts to determine whether or not prolonged standing at work involves an excess risk for the occurrence of varicose veins. METHODS: A cohort of 1.6 million 20-to-59-year-old Danes gainfully employed in 1991 were followed for 3 years according to first hospitalization due to varicose veins of the lower extremities. The exposure data came from a representative sample of the baseline population. Altogether 5940 people were interviewed about occupational exposure and confounding factors. RESULTS: For men working mostly in a standing position, the risk ratio for varicose veins was 1.85 [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.33-2.36] in a comparison with all other men. The corresponding risk ratio for women was 2.63 (95% CI 2.25-3.02). The results were adjusted for age, social group, and smoking. CONCLUSIONS: Working in a standing position is associated with subsequent hospitalization due to varicose veins for both men and women. SN - 0355-3140 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11103840/Standing_at_work_and_varicose_veins_ L2 - http://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=562 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -