Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, David J. Lee, Elizabeth Goodman, Evelyn P. Davila, Lora E. Fleming, William G. LeBlanc, Kristopher L. Arheart, Kathryn E. McCollister, Sharon L. Christ, Frederick J. Zimmerman, Carles Muntaner, Julie A. Hollenbeck

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OBJECTIVE: Research on the prevalence of health indicators by employment status among young US adults is limited. METHODS: We analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of young adults aged 18 to 24 years to document the prevalence of five health behaviors (cigarette smoking, risky drinking, leisure-time physical activity, and fruit and French fries consumption) by employment status. RESULTS: Unemployed young adults reported higher levels of risky drinking and nonengagement in leisure-time physical activity, while employed young adults had higher levels of smoking, French fries consumption, and low fruit/vegetable consumption. Transportation/material-moving young adult workers reported the highest level of risky drinking (13.5%), and precision production/craft/repair workers reported the highest smoking rates (39.7%). Conclusions:We found an elevated prevalence of risk factors, which places young workers at increased risk for the development of chronic conditions later in life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-203
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

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Leisure Activities
Fruit
Exercise
Health Behavior
Vegetables
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Caban-Martinez, A. J., Lee, D. J., Goodman, E., Davila, E. P., Fleming, L. E., LeBlanc, W. G., ... Hollenbeck, J. A. (2011). Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(2), 196-203. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e318209915e

Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults. / Caban-Martinez, Alberto J.; Lee, David J.; Goodman, Elizabeth; Davila, Evelyn P.; Fleming, Lora E.; LeBlanc, William G.; Arheart, Kristopher L.; McCollister, Kathryn E.; Christ, Sharon L.; Zimmerman, Frederick J.; Muntaner, Carles; Hollenbeck, Julie A.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 53, No. 2, 01.02.2011, p. 196-203.

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Caban-Martinez, AJ, Lee, DJ, Goodman, E, Davila, EP, Fleming, LE, LeBlanc, WG, Arheart, KL, McCollister, KE, Christ, SL, Zimmerman, FJ, Muntaner, C & Hollenbeck, JA 2011, 'Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 196-203. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e318209915e
Caban-Martinez AJ, Lee DJ, Goodman E, Davila EP, Fleming LE, LeBlanc WG et al. Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011 Feb 1;53(2):196-203. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e318209915e
Caban-Martinez, Alberto J. ; Lee, David J. ; Goodman, Elizabeth ; Davila, Evelyn P. ; Fleming, Lora E. ; LeBlanc, William G. ; Arheart, Kristopher L. ; McCollister, Kathryn E. ; Christ, Sharon L. ; Zimmerman, Frederick J. ; Muntaner, Carles ; Hollenbeck, Julie A. / Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 53, No. 2. pp. 196-203.
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