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Psychosocial risk factors among Sami in Sweden: a controlled cohort study
Högskolan i Gävle, Centrum för belastningsskadeforskning.
2006 (Engelska)Ingår i: Vaartoe: Sami research in the future, 2006Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
Abstract [en]

Objective: To investigate the occurrence of psychosocial, clinical and behavioural risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among reindeer herding and non-reindeer herding Sami. The results on psychosocial risk factors are presented here.

Materials and Methods: A cohort of 611 Swedish Sami (276 men and 335 women) was constructed from national population registers and compared with a twice as large control population of non-Sami, matched by age, gender and area of residency. Information on quality of life, social support and Karasek and Theorell`s job-strain indices was obtained from a database containing information from a regional CVD-preventive program. The data was collected from the period of 1990–2001.

Results: The Sami people reported lower quality of life and higher demand and intellectual discretion at work than the non-Sami. The Sami women, the reindeer herding as well as the non-reindeer herding, had lower scores on intellectual discretion and social support at work compared with the Sami men.

Conclusions: Regarding the psychosocial risk factors investigated here it seems that the Sami women are at higher risk than the Sami men.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-1296OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-1296DiVA, id: diva2:117958
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Vaartoe - Sami research in the future, Jokkmokk, 21-23 August, 2006
Tillgänglig från: 2008-02-01 Skapad: 2008-02-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-03-28Bibliografiskt granskad

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