Workplace psychosocial factors associated with hypertension in the U.S. workforce: A cross-sectional study based on the 2010 National Health Interview Survey

Source: Harpriya Kaur, Sara E. Luckhaupt, Jia Li, Toni Alterman and Geoffrey M. Calvert, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Volume 57 Issue 9, September 2014
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From the abstract:
Objective: To explore associations between self-reported hypertension and workplace psychosocial factors that are common among U.S. workers and to identify industries and occupations (I&Os) that are associated with a high prevalence of hypertension, even after adjustment for common known risk factors. …

Job insecurity and hostile work environment were significantly associated with hypertension. Hypertension prevalence was significantly elevated among those employed in Healthcare Support occupations and Public Administration industries.

Addressing hostile work environments and the stress associated with job insecurity may improve workers’ health. Other occupational factors that contribute to the variation in prevalence of hypertension by I&O should be sought. …