Physical activity: Mine workers’ behavior related with metabolic syndrome

Dwi Okta Rizkiani, Robiana Modjo

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Metabolic syndrome is a term for risk factors for heart disease and diabetes mellitus. Workers have different lifestyle behaviors and work patterns that can cause metabolic syndrome. Based on medical check-up data in 2016, there were found several cases of dyslipidemia (97.5%), visual impairment (47.8%), BMI> 25 (45.2%), abnormal audiometry (17%), liver enzyme disorder (1.7%), and hypertension (10 %). Among those cases, there are 3 problems which are identified as the components of the metabolic syndrome. This study was conducted to explain the factors related to metabolic syndrome in mine workers to make control and prevention programs. A cross-sectional design was used to obtain workers lifestyle data by analyzing lifestyle questionnaire results and medical check-up data which includes central obesity, triglycerides, HDL, blood pressure and fasting blood sugar. There were significant relationships between physical activities with metabolic syndrome. No significant relationship was found between diet pattern, sleep duration, and knowledge of metabolic syndrome. Promotion and preventive controls are needed to prevent the metabolic syndrome in population, and screening of metabolic syndrome in all workers need to perform by the company to find out the magnitude of the problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-548
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • Coal mining
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Occupational health


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