Merhaba Misafir

A Comparison Of Nutritional Status And Lipid Profiles Between Revision Workers And Professional Metrobus Drivers Working In A Mega City, Istanbul


Professional metrobus drivers are at greater risk than the other occupational groups due to daily stress, bad eating habit and sedentary behavior. The nature of the occupation may cause several health-related problems. The aim of the study to compare the health and nutritional status of metrobus drivers (high occupational risk group-HORG) and revision workers (low occupational risk group-LORG) working in Istanbul and to define the lipid profiles associated with the obesity risk. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 557 metrobus drivers and 375 revision workers between March and June 2013. All participants were male, with a mean age of 43.3(4.94) years. Demographic, anthropometric and nutritional data were taken by a questionnaire. Blood samples were obtained after an overnight fast, and the lipid profiles were analyzed. The comparison of LORG with HORG revealed unbalanced nutritional status for drivers. The prevalence of obesity among drivers was higher than revision workers. The biochemical parameters between two groups separated by BMI showed that the values of triglyceride and VLDL cholesterol were statistically significant for overweight subjects; VLDL cholesterol was statistically significant for obese subjects. The findings of the present study showed higher prevalence of obesity among the drivers than the revision workers. The comparison of two groups resulted in unbalanced nutritional status and high blood lipid levels for drivers.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Uluslararası Hakemli Beslenme Araştırmaları Dergisi (DBHAD)
  • Yıl : 2016
  • DOI : 10.17362/DBHAD.2016618360
  • Cilt : 3
  • ISSN : 2148-4791
  • Sayı : 6
  • eISSN : 2148-8150
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 41-55
  • IO Kayıt No : 29990
  • Yayıncı : Güven Plus Grup A.Ş.