Occupational Exposures and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos

Catherine M. Bulka, Martha L. Daviglus, Victoria W. Persky, Ramon A. Durazo-Arvizu, M. Larissa Avilés-Santa, Linda C. Gallo, Howard D. Hosgood, Richard H. Singer, Gregory A. Talavera, Bharat Thyagarajan, Donglin Zeng, Maria Argos

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Objective: We assessed the cross-sectional relationships of self-reported current occupational exposures to solvents, metals, and pesticides with metabolic syndrome and its components among 7127 participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Methods: Metabolic syndrome was defined as a clustering of abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high blood pressure, and/or high fasting glucose. Regression models that incorporated inverse probability of exposure weighting were used to estimate prevalence ratios. Results: Solvent exposure was associated with a 32% higher prevalence of high blood pressure (95% confidence interval: 1.09 to 1.60) than participants not reporting exposure. No associations were observed for occupational exposures with abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein, or metabolic syndrome. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that solvent exposure may be an important occupational risk factor for high blood pressure among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1055
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume59
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

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Occupational Exposure
Hispanic Americans
Abdominal Obesity
Hypertension
Triglycerides
HDL Lipoproteins
LDL Lipoproteins
Pesticides
LDL Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
Cluster Analysis
Fasting
Metals
Confidence Intervals
Glucose
Health

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Bulka, C. M., Daviglus, M. L., Persky, V. W., Durazo-Arvizu, R. A., Avilés-Santa, M. L., Gallo, L. C., ... Argos, M. (2017). Occupational Exposures and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59(11), 1047-1055. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001115

Occupational Exposures and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos. / Bulka, Catherine M.; Daviglus, Martha L.; Persky, Victoria W.; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon A.; Avilés-Santa, M. Larissa; Gallo, Linda C.; Hosgood, Howard D.; Singer, Richard H.; Talavera, Gregory A.; Thyagarajan, Bharat; Zeng, Donglin; Argos, Maria.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 59, No. 11, 01.11.2017, p. 1047-1055.

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Bulka, CM, Daviglus, ML, Persky, VW, Durazo-Arvizu, RA, Avilés-Santa, ML, Gallo, LC, Hosgood, HD, Singer, RH, Talavera, GA, Thyagarajan, B, Zeng, D & Argos, M 2017, 'Occupational Exposures and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 1047-1055. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001115
Bulka CM, Daviglus ML, Persky VW, Durazo-Arvizu RA, Avilés-Santa ML, Gallo LC et al. Occupational Exposures and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2017 Nov 1;59(11):1047-1055. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001115
Bulka, Catherine M. ; Daviglus, Martha L. ; Persky, Victoria W. ; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon A. ; Avilés-Santa, M. Larissa ; Gallo, Linda C. ; Hosgood, Howard D. ; Singer, Richard H. ; Talavera, Gregory A. ; Thyagarajan, Bharat ; Zeng, Donglin ; Argos, Maria. / Occupational Exposures and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 59, No. 11. pp. 1047-1055.
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