Health  Vol.3 No.9 , September 2011
Relationship between work style and cigarette smoking in Japanese workers
ABSTRACT
day work and shift work) and cigarette smoking in Japanese workers. We used data of 3,238 men (39.3 ± 10.5 years) and 5,111 women (37.1 ± 10.9 years), aged 20 - 59 years, by cross-sectional clinical investigation study. Work i.e. day work and shift work, cigarette smoking, status of stress and stress coping were obtained by questionnaires by well-trained medical staff. A total of 227 men (7.0%) and 339 women (6.6%) were shift workers, and 1346 men (41.6%) and 649 women (12.7%) were current smokers. Work was significantly linked to cigarette smoking, stress and stress coping after adjusting for age in women. In addition, the level of stress coping in subjects with cigarette smoking was significantly lower than that in subjects without cigarette smoking even after adjusting for age in women. However, these associations were not noted in men. Work was critically associated with cigarette smoking in Japanese female workers.

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nullMiyatake, N. , Nishii, K. and Numata, T. (2011) Relationship between work style and cigarette smoking in Japanese workers. Health, 3, 537-541. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.39090.
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