Job stresses and risk factors in coronary heart disease among five occupational categories in kibbutzim

Arie Shirom*, Dov Eden, Sila Silberwasser, Jan J. Kellermann

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Abstract

Relationships among job stresses and CHD risk factors in five occupational categories were studied in a sample of 762 adult male kibbutz members in Israel. Most CHD morbidity rates, the great majority of the average values of CHD risk factors, and most average scores on measures of job stresses and strains did not significantly differ among managerial and professional workers, clerical workers, craftsmen, factory workers, and agricultural workers. In order to investigate the patterns of associations of job stresses and strains with CHD risk factors, smallest space analysis was performed on the data matrix of each of the four major occupational categories separately. White-collar workers were most disposed to obesity as a possible risk factor, agricultural workers were most likely to experience job stresses and strains associated with increased CHD risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-892
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1973

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