Clinically Significant Weight Gain One Year After Occupational Back Injury
Published Date:Mar 2013
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 55(3):318-324.
Clinically Significant Weight Gain
Funding:R01-OH04069/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
T32 AR049710/AR/NIAMS NIH HHS/United States
To examine the incidence of clinically significant weight gain one year after occupational back injury, and risk factors for that gain.
A cohort of Washington State workers with wage-replacement benefits for back injuries completed baseline and 1-year follow-up telephone interviews. We obtained additional measures from claims and medical records.
Among 1,263 workers, 174 (13.8%) reported clinically significant weight gain (≥7%) 1 year after occupational back injury. Women and workers who had >180 days on wage replacement at 1 year were twice as likely (adjusted OR=2.17, 95% CI=1.54–3.07; adjusted OR=2.40, 95% CI=1.63–3.53, respectively; both P<0.001) to have clinically significant weight gain.
Women and workers on wage replacement >180 days may be susceptible to clinically significant weight gain following occupational back injury.
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