Perceived psychological pressure at work, social class, and risk of stroke. A 30-year follow-up in Copenhagen male study

Tidsskriftartikel - 2011

Resume

Objective: Investigate if the association between perceived psychological work pressure and risk of stroke is modified by socioeconomic status.Methods: Thirty-year follow-up of 4943 middle-aged men without cardiovascular disease.Results: In the higher social classes (I, II, and III), perceived regular exposure to psychological work pressure was common and a significant predictor of stroke; almost 10% of the stroke events could be attributed to this exposure in the higher social classes; among lower social classes (IV and V), perceived psychological pressure was no predictor at all.Conclusions: Regular psychological work pressure is a highly prevalent and independent risk factor for stroke among men in higher social classes. In contrast, no association to stroke risk was found among low social class men

Reference

Suadicami P, Andersen LL, Holtermann A, Mortensen O, Gyntelberg F. Perceived psychological pressure at work, social class, and risk of stroke. A 30-year follow-up in Copenhagen male study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011;53(12):1388-1395.
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31823c149d

Gå til Tidsskriftartikel