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Metabolic and Obesity Phenotype Trajectories in Taiwanese Medical Personnel

by 1,2,3,†, 1,4,†, 2,5, 2,5,6,* and 2,3,5,*
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Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
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Department of Family Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70403, Taiwan
3
Department of Family Medicine, Tainan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Tainan 70043, Taiwan
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Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
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Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
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Institute of Gerontology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
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Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(13), 8184; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138184
Received: 4 April 2022 / Revised: 26 June 2022 / Accepted: 30 June 2022 / Published: 4 July 2022
The distribution of metabolic and obesity phenotypes in Taiwanese medical personnel is unknown. In this study, trajectory analysis with repeated measurements was used to explore the development and associated risk factors of different metabolic and obesity phenotypes in hospital staff from a Taiwanese medical center. The results demonstrated that metabolically unhealthy workers presented with a higher body mass index (BMI) compared with their metabolically healthy counterparts. Male and aged > 40 years hospital workers were more likely to be in a deleterious metabolic/obesity state. Meanwhile, profession and working hours were not significantly associated with the development of certain phenotypes in our study. These results shed light on the necessity of adequate data retrieval regarding working hours, and a nuanced examination of working conditions among different professions. Our findings are helpful for the development of advanced guidance regarding health promotion in hospital workers. View Full-Text
Keywords: metabolic health; obesity; medical personnel; hospital workers metabolic health; obesity; medical personnel; hospital workers
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Chang, H.-Y.; Chang, J.-H.; Chang, Y.-F.; Wu, C.-H.; Yang, Y.-C. Metabolic and Obesity Phenotype Trajectories in Taiwanese Medical Personnel. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 8184. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138184

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Chang H-Y, Chang J-H, Chang Y-F, Wu C-H, Yang Y-C. Metabolic and Obesity Phenotype Trajectories in Taiwanese Medical Personnel. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(13):8184. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138184

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Chang, Hsin-Yun, Jer-Hao Chang, Yin-Fan Chang, Chih-Hsing Wu, and Yi-Ching Yang. 2022. "Metabolic and Obesity Phenotype Trajectories in Taiwanese Medical Personnel" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 13: 8184. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138184

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