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Association between the Increase in Body Mass Index and Medical Absenteeism in a Peruvian Mining Population

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dc.contributor.author Gomero, Raul
dc.contributor.author Murguia, Ludy
dc.contributor.author Calizaya, Livia
dc.contributor.author Mejia, Christian R.
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-B, Arnaldo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T23:41:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T23:41:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4222
dc.description.abstract Background: Obesity and overweight are associated with work absenteeism of medical cause. However, there is little knowledge on the relationship between incremental body mass index (BMI) and absenteeism. Objective: To assess the effect of annual increase in BMI on amount of prolonged absenteeism. Methods: Data from a longitudinal historical cohort of workers of a mining camp in Peru between 2006 and 2014 were used for the analysis. Prolonged absenteeism of 30 days or more in one year was chosen as the dependent variable; annual increase in BMI was considered as the explanatory variable. Regression analysis with generalized estimating equation was used to determine the relative risk adjusted for age, sex and type of work. Results: There were 1347 cases of medical leave reported with a median of 6 days. Of all cases of medical leave, 11% of those who had an annual increase in BMI and 6% of those who maintained their BMI were cases of prolonged absenteeism. Prolonged absenteeism significantly increased in workers who had an annual increment in BMI (adj RR 1.16, 95% CI 1.05 to 1.29). Conclusion: The annual increase in BMI was marginally associated with prolonged absenteeism. Temporal increment in BMI, regardless of the baseline BMI, may be an independent determinant of the work absenteeism of medical cause. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher NIOC Health Organization
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:2008-6814
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Absenteeism en_US
dc.subject Body mass index en_US
dc.subject Sick leave en_US
dc.title Association between the Increase in Body Mass Index and Medical Absenteeism in a Peruvian Mining Population en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.15171/ijoem.2018.1201
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.05


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