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Is There Disparity in Cardiovascular Health Between Migrant Workers and Native Workers?

Authors
 Hyeonkyeong Lee  ;  Sunghye Cho  ;  Yune Kyong Kim  ;  Jung Hee Kim 
Citation
 WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY, Vol.64(8) : 350-358, 2016 
Journal Title
 WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY 
ISSN
 2165-0799 
Issue Date
2016
MeSH
Adolescent ; Adult ; Asian Continental Ancestry Group ; Cardiovascular Diseases/ethnology* ; Chi-Square Distribution ; China/ethnology ; Emigrants and Immigrants ; Female ; Healthcare Disparities* ; Healthy Diet ; Humans ; Metabolic Syndrome/ethnology* ; Middle Aged ; Occupational Health ; Propensity Score ; Republic of Korea ; Risk Factors ; Transients and Migrants/statistics & numerical data* ; Young Adult
Keywords
cardiovascular disease risk ; healthy immigrant effect ; metabolic syndrome ; migrant workers
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to identify the probability of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its association with metabolic syndrome (MS) risk factors among middle-aged Korean Chinese (KC) migrant women workers compared to comparable native Korean (NK) women workers. Using matched samples based on the propensity score matching method, 10-year CVD risk was calculated and MS risk factors identified. Logistic regression and classification and regression tree (CART) analysis were conducted. The probability of KC migrants' 10-year CVD risk was significantly lower (6.4%) than NK women risk (7.8%, t = 1.99, p = .048). Blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg or higher was found to be a significant risk factor for 10-year CVD risk in both groups. The findings support existing knowledge about the healthy immigrant effect on CVD and MS risk factors. The findings could be the basis for occupational health professionals to pursue policy initiatives and public health and occupational health interventions to improve CVD outcomes among migrant women workers including KC migrants.
Full Text
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2165079916633222
DOI
10.1177/2165079916633222
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Jung Hee(김정희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6527-2678
Lee, Hyeonkyeong(이현경) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9558-7737
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/152097
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