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Acta Médica Peruana

versión On-line ISSN 1728-5917


VELASQUEZ, Carol F; PALOMINO, Juan C  y  TICSE, Ray. Relationship between nutritional status and level of work absenteeism in workers of two Peruvian companies during the year 2013. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.1, pp.6-15. ISSN 1728-5917.

Objective: To determine the relationship between nutritional status and the levels of absenteeism in the workplace. Materials and methods: This was a cross-sectional study. The information was collected from the medical records after the occupational medical check-up and by reviewing all absences in the workplace during 2013. Descriptive statistics were used for calculating the rates and logistic regression for obtaining the associated factors. Results: Five hundred and forty-five workers were included in the study. The rates of being overweight and obese increased with age. Complications associated with weight gain were: high blood pressure (48.8%), type 2 diabetes (57.1%), dyslipidemia (54.5%) and skeletal muscle disorders (61.9%), which occur more often in overweight workers. The value of 28 Kg/ m2 had the highest statistical significance for explaining the relationship between an increased BMI and the rates of absenteeism in the workplace (p= 0.01). Conclusions: Being overweight is linked to higher rates of absenteeism, specifically in the medium term. A 28- Kg/m2 BMI is associated with a significant increase in absenteeism in the workplace, and musculoskeletal disorders substantially modify the relationship between absenteeism and weight gain

Palabras clave : Absenteeism labor; body mass index; obesity.

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