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Standing at work and varicose veins.
Scand J Work Environ Health 2000; 26(5):414-20SJ

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. ft@ami.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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 -