A cross-sectional analysis of the association between night-only or rotating shift work and overweight/obesity among female nurses and midwives

Zhao, Isabella, Bogossian, Fiona and Turner, Catherine (2012) A cross-sectional analysis of the association between night-only or rotating shift work and overweight/obesity among female nurses and midwives. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54 7: 834-840.


Author Zhao, Isabella
Bogossian, Fiona
Turner, Catherine
Title A cross-sectional analysis of the association between night-only or rotating shift work and overweight/obesity among female nurses and midwives
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-2752
1536-5948
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31824e1058
Volume 54
Issue 7
Start page 834
End page 840
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract Objective: To examine the associations between shift work types and overweight/obesity among female nurses and midwives.
Methods: A cross-sectional study. Measurement included exposure variables: rotating shift work and night-only shift work; outcome variables: overweight and obesity; and potential confounding and associated variables: modifiable lifestyle factors, general health status, menopausal status, and work pattern.
Results: Among the 2086 participants, almost 60% were overweight/obese (31.7% overweight; 27.1% obese). After we adjusted the selected confounders, we found that rotating shift workers were 1.02 times more likely to be overweight/obese than day workers (P = 0.007; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 1.004 to 1.03; and P = 0.02; 95% CI: 1.004 to 1.04, respectively). Night-only shift work was found to be significantly associated with obesity only (P = 0.031; relative risk, 1.02; 95% CI, 1.002 to 1.04).
Conclusions: Rotating shift work was associated with both overweight and obesity; and night-only shift work was associated with obesity, not overweight.
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Institutional Status UQ

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