Increased Health Risk in Office Workers in the COVID-19 era: Comparison of One-Year Incidence of Health Problems Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, (Prépublication). 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002486

L’objectif de cette étude était d’examiner si l’incidence des problèmes de santé augmente pendant la pandémie de COVID-19.

Objective:  To examine whether the incidence of health problems increases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods:  Using the health examination data (April 2018 – March 2021) of Japanese workers aged 15–64 years, the one-year incidence of 5 health problems (overweight, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, and liver damage) and 4 unhealthy habits (snacking, heavy drinking, physical inactivity, and sleep deprivation) were compared before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results:  The one-year incidence of overweight, hypertension, hyperglycemia, and liver damage increased by 15–65% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased weight gain, related to decreased physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, was significantly associated with increased incidence of health problems. Conclusions:  The COVID-19 pandemic have deteriorated workers’ health even without the COVID-19 infection. Lifestyle interventions should be promptly started particularly targeting workers with gained weight to avoid more serious consequences.

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