Association between long work hours and poor self-reported general health among Latin American immigrant and native workers in the United States and Spain

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Title: Association between long work hours and poor self-reported general health among Latin American immigrant and native workers in the United States and Spain
Authors: Conway, Sadie H. | Cayuela, Ana | Delclos, George L. | Pompeii, Lisa A. | Ronda-Pérez, Elena
Research Group/s: Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Immigrant workers | Long work hours | Occupational health | Self-reported health | Spain | United States | Work schedule tolerance
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals
Citation: American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2016, 59(12): 1105-1111. doi:10.1002/ajim.22633
Abstract: Background: The relationship between hours worked per week and self-reported general health (SRGH) has not been assessed in Latin American immigrant and native workers across host countries. Methods: Cross-sectional study of the association between long work hours (LWH) (i.e., >51 hr per week) and poor SRGH using data from 2,626 workers in the United States (immigrants = 10.4%) and 8,306 workers in Spain (immigrants = 4.1%). Results: Both countries’ natives working >51 hr per week had increased odds of reporting poor SRGH compared to those working fewer hours (U.S.: OR = 1.59; 95%CI = 1.01–2.49; Spain: OR = 2.17; 95%CI = 1.71–2.75); when stratified by sex, increased odds also were observed among immigrant female workers in Spain (OR = 3.47; 95%CI = 1.15–10.5). Conclusions: LWH were associated with differential health outcomes in populations of native and Latin American immigrant workers in the United States and Spain, which may reflect social or occupational inequalities in general or resulting from the 2008 financial crisis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/62192
ISSN: 0271-3586 (Print) | 1097-0274 (Online)
DOI: 10.1002/ajim.22633
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22633
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