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Article: Patterns of cancer-related risk behaviors among construction workers in Hong Kong: A latent class analysis approach

TitlePatterns of cancer-related risk behaviors among construction workers in Hong Kong: A latent class analysis approach
Authors
KeywordsCancer
Construction workers
Prevention
Risk behaviors
Issue Date2020
PublisherElsevier: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/safety-and-health-at-work/
Citation
Safety and Health at Work, 2020, v. 11 n. 1, p. 26-32 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Hong Kong's construction industry currently faces a manpower crisis. Blue-collar workers are a disadvantaged group and suffer higher levels of chronic diseases, for example, cancer, than the wider population. Cancer risk factors are likely to cluster together. We documented prevalence of cancer-associated lifestyle risk behaviors and their correlates among Hong Kong construction workers. Methods: Data were collected from workers at 37 railway-related construction worksites throughout Hong Kong during May 2014. Tobacco use, alcohol consumption, unbalanced nutrition intake, and physical inactivity were included in the analysis. Latent class analysis and multivariable logistic regression were performed to identify the patterns of risk behaviors related to cancer, as well as their impact factors among construction workers in Hong Kong. Results: Overall, 1,443 workers participated. Latent class analysis identified four different behavioral classes in the sample. Fully adjusted multiple logistic regression identified age, gender, years of Hong Kong residency, ethnicity, educational level, and living status differentiated behavioral classes. Conclusion: High levels of lifestyle-related cancer-risk behaviors were found in most of the Hong Kong construction workers studied. The present study contributes to understanding how cancer-related lifestyle risk behaviors cluster among construction workers and relative impact factors of risk behaviors. It is essential to tailor health behavior interventions focused on multiple risk behaviors among different groups for further enlarging the effects on cancer prevention.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281836
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 1.945
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.572

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorXIA, N-
dc.contributor.authorLam, W-
dc.contributor.authorTin, P-
dc.contributor.authorYoon, S-
dc.contributor.authorZHANG, N-
dc.contributor.authorZHANG, W-
dc.contributor.authorMa, K-
dc.contributor.authorFielding, R-
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T07:22:28Z-
dc.date.available2020-04-03T07:22:28Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationSafety and Health at Work, 2020, v. 11 n. 1, p. 26-32-
dc.identifier.issn2093-7911-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281836-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Hong Kong's construction industry currently faces a manpower crisis. Blue-collar workers are a disadvantaged group and suffer higher levels of chronic diseases, for example, cancer, than the wider population. Cancer risk factors are likely to cluster together. We documented prevalence of cancer-associated lifestyle risk behaviors and their correlates among Hong Kong construction workers. Methods: Data were collected from workers at 37 railway-related construction worksites throughout Hong Kong during May 2014. Tobacco use, alcohol consumption, unbalanced nutrition intake, and physical inactivity were included in the analysis. Latent class analysis and multivariable logistic regression were performed to identify the patterns of risk behaviors related to cancer, as well as their impact factors among construction workers in Hong Kong. Results: Overall, 1,443 workers participated. Latent class analysis identified four different behavioral classes in the sample. Fully adjusted multiple logistic regression identified age, gender, years of Hong Kong residency, ethnicity, educational level, and living status differentiated behavioral classes. Conclusion: High levels of lifestyle-related cancer-risk behaviors were found in most of the Hong Kong construction workers studied. The present study contributes to understanding how cancer-related lifestyle risk behaviors cluster among construction workers and relative impact factors of risk behaviors. It is essential to tailor health behavior interventions focused on multiple risk behaviors among different groups for further enlarging the effects on cancer prevention.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/safety-and-health-at-work/-
dc.relation.ispartofSafety and Health at Work-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectCancer-
dc.subjectConstruction workers-
dc.subjectPrevention-
dc.subjectRisk behaviors-
dc.titlePatterns of cancer-related risk behaviors among construction workers in Hong Kong: A latent class analysis approach-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLam, W: wwtlam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R: fielding@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, W=rp00443-
dc.identifier.authorityFielding, R=rp00339-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.shaw.2019.12.009-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85079067678-
dc.identifier.hkuros309590-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage26-
dc.identifier.epage32-
dc.publisher.placeKorea, Republic of-

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