1. Department of HSE, South Pars Petrochemical Industries Health Organization, Iran 2. Department of HSE, South Pars Petrochemical Industries Health Organization, Iran
Considering the protection of, and safeguarding, the health of industrial
workforce, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in
the personnel of south pars petrochemical industries in the south of iran and factors related to it.
The study included 1000 petrochemical industries staff members randomly selected based on the yearly occupational health examination records. the information recorded included anthropometric measurements and blood test results; in addition, breslow lifestyle and global physical activity (gpaq) questionnaires were completed for each subject
The mean body mass index (bmi) was 27.3 for men and 28.5 for women. the
prevalence of obesity and overweight were 14.9% and 60.2%, respectively.the prevalence of dyslipidemia and hypertension and diabetes were 53.5% and 13.1% and 7.9%, respectively. overweight and obesity were associated with age, fasting blood glucose level, lipid profile and hypertension (in all cases p < 0.001).
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among south pars petrochemical industries staff is higher as compared to the mean values in the general population in iran or to personnel of other industries globally. development and implementation of public educational programs with particular emphasis on high-risk individuals, such as middle-aged people and those with a low socioeconomic status, and focusing on healthy lifestyle and rotation shift workers can be effective, resulting in improvements in physical and general health of the personnel