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Title: Body mass index and factors related to overweight among women workers in electronic factories in Peninsular Malaysia
Authors: Chee, H.-L. 
Kandiah, M.
Khalid, M.
Shamsuddin, K.
Jamaluddin, J.
Nordin, N.A.M.M.
Shuib, R.
Osman, I.
Keywords: Body mass index
Education
Electronics women workers
Income
Malaysia
Overweight
Shift work
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Chee, H.-L.,Kandiah, M.,Khalid, M.,Shamsuddin, K.,Jamaluddin, J.,Nordin, N.A.M.M.,Shuib, R.,Osman, I. (2004). Body mass index and factors related to overweight among women workers in electronic factories in Peninsular Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 13 (3) : 248-254. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Factors related to overweight were examined in a cross-sectional survey that included 1612 women workers from 10 large electronics assembly factories in Peninsular Malaysia. Respondents were Malaysian citizens, direct production workers below the supervisory level, and had worked at least a year in the factory where they were presently employed. Heights and weights were taken to calculate the body mass index (BMI). Weights and BMI increased with increasing age. After adjusting for age, odds ratios for overweight were significantly raised for married women in relation to not married women (OR 1.5, 95% CI=1.15-2.02), lower secondary education in relation to higher than upper secondary education (OR 1.8, 95% CI=1.06-3.14). monthly income RM800-999 (OR 1.7, 95% CI=I.21-2.45) and ≥RM1,000 (OR 1.8. 95% CI=1.23-2.72) in relation to
Source Title: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/115616
ISSN: 09647058
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