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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory findings in rotating (day/night) shift workers and daytime workers (men and women analyzed separately)

From: Assessment of cardiometabolic risk among shift workers in Hungary

  Men (n = 121) Women (n = 360)
  Shift workers
(n = 54)
Daytime workers
(n = 67)
Shift workers
(n = 180)
Daytime workers
(n = 180)
Age (years) 42.2 ± 8.1 42.5 ± 9.8 44.5 ± 8.1 42.9 ± 8.0
Weight (kg) 86.5 ± 14.1 90.4 ± 17.6 73.6 ± 15.5*** 67.7 ± 13.2
BMI (kg/m2) 27.3 ± 3.9 28.7 ± 5.5 27.5 ± 5.7*** 25.0 ± 4.3
Waist circumference (cm) 96.9 ± 10.9 101.1 ± 13.2 92.0 ± 13.5 89.2 ± 11.9
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 133 ± 18* 126 ± 17 121 ± 19 117 ± 15
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79 ± 10 79 ± 11 75 ± 11 74 ± 10
Diabetes in the past medical history (%) 3.7 1.4 4.7 1.1
Hypertension in the past medical history (%) 14.4 23.8 24.4** 13.4
CV diseases in the past medical history (%) 1.8 0.0 4.4 1.1
Abnormal lipids in the past medical history (%) 5.5 7.4 7.2 6.1
Fasting blood glucose
(mmol/l)
4.87 ± 1.39 4.91 ± 1.16 4.73 ± 0.89 4.56 ± 0.60
Serum LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.42 ± 0.88 3.70 ± 0.79 3.50 ± 1.01 3.46 ± 0.84
Serum triglycerides
(mmol/l)
1.87 ± 1.33 2.18 ± 1.60 1.28 ± 0.69 1.30 ± 0.68
Serum uric acid
(μmol/l)
343 ± 66 336 ± 70 265 ± 69 262 ± 57
Serum HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.34 ± 0.36 1.31 ± 0.35 1.56 ± 0.32** 1.68 ± 0.36
Serum creatinine
(μmol/l)
83 ± 10 83 ± 11 66 ± 9 65 ± 9
  1. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001 (shift workers versus daytime workers; men and women analyzed separately), BMI: body mass index, CV: cardiovascular