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Table 2 Adjusted odds ratios of being hypertensive (in the cross-sectional model) and for becoming a SBP or DBP case, defined as an above-median delta value of BP at follow-up – BP at baseline and/or a shift from no use to use of anti-hypertensives (in the prospective model) as a function of self-rated exposure to heavy occupational lifting, with and without stratification on age at baseline (≥ vs. < 50 years). No exposure to heavy occupational lifting was the reference category. [OR = Odds ratio; CI=Confidence interval]. Significant OR are highlighted in bold

From: Occupational lifting and risk of hypertension, stratified by use of anti-hypertensives and age - a cross-sectional and prospective cohort study

  Occupational lifting Cross-sectional model Prospective model
Systolic blood pressure case Diastolic blood pressure case
n OR’ 99% CI n OR 99% CI OR 99% CI
Alla Yes 9591 0.97 0.93–1.00 990 1.08 0.98–1.19 1.02 0.93–1.12
No 65,596 1.00 6030 1.00 1.00
Age < 50 yearsa Yes 4048 0.96 0.91–1.02 566 1.05 0.93–1.19 1.01 0.89–1.14
No 26,391 1.00 3251 1.00 1.00
Age ≥ 50 yearsa Yes 5540 0.97 0.93–1.01 424 1.11 0.95–1.29 1.04 0.90–1.21
No 39,184 1.00 2777 1.00 1.00
  1. aadjusted for sex, age, BMI, smoking, LTPA, mental stress, and school education, and additionally SBP at baseline in the prospective analysis