Data from a Norwegian 4-year prospective questionnaire study were used to test our hypothesis that smoking is a weaker predictor of long-term work disability in physically active than inactive persons.
Of 1,788 respondents who were working and not older than 62 years in 1990,1,426 (80%) also returned a questionnaire in 1994.
For respondents who were taking physical exercise less than once a week, smoking predicted long-term work disability four years later [odds ratio (OR)=2.24 ; 95% confidence interval (Cl)=1.30-3.87 ; p<0.01], when adjusting for age, sex, workhours per week, heavy lifting at work, emotional symptoms and musculoskeletal pain at time 0. In respondents who were exercising at least once a week, there was no association between smoking and long-term work disability.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Homme, Facteur risque, Travailleur, Médecine travail, Epidémiologie, Maladie, Incapacité travail, Norvège, Europe, Prédiction, Exercice physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Human, Risk factor, Worker, Occupational medicine, Epidemiology, Disease, Work disability, Norway, Europe, Prediction, Physical exercise
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Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 25/01/1999.