J Occup Environ Med. 2020 Mar;62(3):232-236. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001811.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between job families and blood pressure (BP).
METHODS: Subjective (self-report questionnaire) and objective (on-site health screening including blood pressure) data were collected at a large academic institution from employees, which were categorized into 10 job families based on Human Resources career paths. Analysis included descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression.
RESULTS: A total of 20,198 employees participated. Some specific job families were significantly associated with having high BP (P < 0.01). Being 58 years old and older (odds ratio [OR] 2.33, P < 0.01) and being man (OR 2.52, P < 0.01) were the strongest predictors for elevated BP.
CONCLUSIONS: Certain job families may need interventions that target and mitigate particular circumstances in order to reduce and maintain lower BP levels.