Volume 15, Issue 1 (4-2008)                   DMed 2008, 15(1): 17-22 | Back to browse issues page

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Sharifian S A, aminian O, Assadi S N. Comparison of Ischemic Heart Disease’s (IHD) Risk Factors between Shift Workers in Automobile Industries of Iran. DMed. 2008; 15 (1) :17-22
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-244-en.html
Faculty of Medicine, Medical Sciences University of Mashhad
Abstract:   (11023 Views)

  Aim: The aim of this research was comparison of IHD’S risk factors between shift workers in automobile industries in Iran.

  Materials & Methods : Knowledge of IHD risk factors and demographic data have gathered by using hygienistic files of workers, data had been analyzed with SPSS 11.5 and significance’s level (p value) was less than 0.05.

  Results: The mean of HDL cholesterol in one-shift workers was 47.63mg/dl, in two-shift rotation workers was 40.69 mg/dl and in three – shift rotation workers was 37.26mg/dl with p=0.000. Also frequency of workers with HDL cholesterol less than 45mg/dl in one-shift workers were 63 persons, in two – shift rotation were 128 persons and in three – shift rotation workers were 154 persons, with p<0.005.

  Conclusion: There is relationship between the mean of HDL cholesterol, frequency of workers with HDL cholesterol less than 45mg/dL and work in two and three shift rotation. Since the low HDL levels are risk factors of ischemic heart disease, improvement of shift work is necessary.

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