Arterial hypertension and lifestyle of waterway workers


  • Jorge Luiz Lima da Silva
  • Jonathan Henrique Anjos de Almeida
  • Rafael da Silva Soares
  • Monyque Evelyn dos Santos Silva
  • Enéas Rangel Teixeira
  • Jones Alberto de Almeida



Hypertension, Occupational Health, Occupational Health Nursing.


Objective: to describe the prevalence of arterial hypertension among workers of water transportation company in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Methods: it is a sectional study performed with 316 employees. Socio-demographic variables, labor, of lifestyle and health were analyzed; the numbers above 120/80 mmHg were considered as an initial risk for hypertension. Results: the prevalence of hypertension (>140/90mmHg) was 19.3%. The prevalence of blood pressure values above 120/80mmHg was 65.5%. Male gender (p=0.001); age over 35 years (p=0.014); marital status (p=0.040); presence of children (p=0.013); permanent job (p=0.015); be more than five years in the industry (p=0.004), high body mass index (p=0.001) and the unawareness of having high pressure (p=0.001) were associated with hypertension. Conclusion:the findings contribute to the knowledge of health area of workers and provide subsidies to nursing, can perform planning activities and multidisciplinary interventions.





How to Cite

Silva, J. L. L. da, Almeida, J. H. A. de, Soares, R. da S., Silva, M. E. dos S., Teixeira, E. R., & Almeida, J. A. de. (2015). Arterial hypertension and lifestyle of waterway workers. Rev Rene, 16(6), 790–798.



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