Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults.

Auteur(s) :
Caban-Martinez AJ., Lee DJ., Goodman E.
Date :
Fév, 2011
Source(s) :
J OCCUP ENVIRON MED.. #53:2 p196-203
Adresse :
From the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health (Mr Caban-Martinez, Drs Lee, Davila, Fleming, LeBlanc, Arheart, and McCollister, and Ms Hollenbeck), Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Fla; Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy (Dr Goodman), MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, Mass; Center for Developmental Science (Dr Christ), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; Department of Health Services (Dr Zimmerman), School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif; and Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Dalla Lana School of Public Health (Dr Muntaner), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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OBJECTIVE: Research on the prevalence of health indicators by employment status among young US adults is limited.

METHODS: We analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of young adults aged 18 to 24 years to document the prevalence of five health behaviors (cigarette smoking, risky drinking, leisure-time physical activity, and fruit and French fries consumption) by employment status.

RESULTS: Unemployed young adults reported higher levels of risky drinking and nonengagement in leisure-time physical activity, while employed young adults had higher levels of smoking, French fries consumption, and low fruit/vegetable consumption. Transportation/material-moving young adult workers reported the highest level of risky drinking (13.5%), and precision production/craft/repair workers reported the highest smoking rates (39.7%). Conclusions:We found an elevated prevalence of risk factors, which places young workers at increased risk for the development of chronic conditions later in life.

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