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Job strain and alcohol intake: a collaborative meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 140 000 men and women

Katriina Heikkilä, Solja T Nyberg, Eleonor I Fransson, Lars Alfredsson, Dirk De Bacquer UGent, Jakob B Bjorner, Sébastien Bonenfant, Marianne Borritz, Hermann Burr and Els Clays UGent, et al. (2012) PLOS ONE. 7(7).
abstract
Background: The relationship between work-related stress and alcohol intake is uncertain. In order to add to the thus far inconsistent evidence from relatively small studies, we conducted individual-participant meta-analyses of the association between work-related stress (operationalised as self-reported job strain) and alcohol intake. Methodology and Principal Findings: We analysed cross-sectional data from 12 European studies (n = 142 140) and longitudinal data from four studies (n = 48 646). Job strain and alcohol intake were self-reported. Job strain was analysed as a binary variable (strain vs. no strain). Alcohol intake was harmonised into the following categories: none, moderate (women: 1-14, men: 1-21 drinks/week), intermediate (women: 15-20, men: 22-27 drinks/week) and heavy (women: > 20, men: > 27 drinks/week). Cross-sectional associations were modelled using logistic regression and the results pooled in random effects meta-analyses. Longitudinal associations were examined using mixed effects logistic and modified Poisson regression. Compared to moderate drinkers, non-drinkers and (random effects odds ratio (OR): 1.10, 95% CI: 1.05, 1.14) and heavy drinkers (OR: 1.12, 95% CI: 1.00, 1.26) had higher odds of job strain. Intermediate drinkers, on the other hand, had lower odds of job strain (OR: 0.92, 95% CI: 0.86, 0.99). We found no clear evidence for longitudinal associations between job strain and alcohol intake. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that compared to moderate drinkers, non-drinkers and heavy drinkers are more likely and intermediate drinkers less likely to report work-related stress.
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HEALTH, WORK STRESS, PATIENT DATA, RISK, CONSUMPTION, DRINKING, BEHAVIOR, TRIALS, COHORT
journal title
PLOS ONE
PLoS One
volume
7
issue
7
article_number
e40101
pages
7 pages
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Article
Web of Science id
000306461800038
JCR category
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
3.73 (2012)
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7/56 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
1932-6203
DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0040101
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English
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yes
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A1
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3053257
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3053257
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2012-11-14 16:21:11
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  abstract     = {Background: The relationship between work-related stress and alcohol intake is uncertain. In order to add to the thus far inconsistent evidence from relatively small studies, we conducted individual-participant meta-analyses of the association between work-related stress (operationalised as self-reported job strain) and alcohol intake. 
Methodology and Principal Findings: We analysed cross-sectional data from 12 European studies (n = 142 140) and longitudinal data from four studies (n = 48 646). Job strain and alcohol intake were self-reported. Job strain was analysed as a binary variable (strain vs. no strain). Alcohol intake was harmonised into the following categories: none, moderate (women: 1-14, men: 1-21 drinks/week), intermediate (women: 15-20, men: 22-27 drinks/week) and heavy (women: {\textrangle} 20, men: {\textrangle} 27 drinks/week). Cross-sectional associations were modelled using logistic regression and the results pooled in random effects meta-analyses. Longitudinal associations were examined using mixed effects logistic and modified Poisson regression. Compared to moderate drinkers, non-drinkers and (random effects odds ratio (OR): 1.10, 95\% CI: 1.05, 1.14) and heavy drinkers (OR: 1.12, 95\% CI: 1.00, 1.26) had higher odds of job strain. Intermediate drinkers, on the other hand, had lower odds of job strain (OR: 0.92, 95\% CI: 0.86, 0.99). We found no clear evidence for longitudinal associations between job strain and alcohol intake. 
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that compared to moderate drinkers, non-drinkers and heavy drinkers are more likely and intermediate drinkers less likely to report work-related stress.},
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  author       = {Heikkil{\"a}, Katriina and Nyberg, Solja T and Fransson, Eleonor I and Alfredsson, Lars and De Bacquer, Dirk and Bjorner, Jakob B and Bonenfant, S{\'e}bastien and Borritz, Marianne and Burr, Hermann and Clays, Els and Casini, Annalisa and Dragano, Nico and Erbel, Raimund and Geuskens, Goedele A and Goldberg, Marcel and Hooftman, Wendela E and Houtman, Irene L and Joensuu, Matti and J{\"o}ckel, Karl-Heinz and Kittel, France and Knutsson, Anders and Koskenvuo, Markku and Koskinen, Aki and Kouvonen, Anne and Leineweber, Constanze and Lunau, Thorsten and Madsen, Ida EH and Hanson, Linda L Magnusson and Marmot, Michael G and Nielsen, Martin L and Nordin, Maria and Pentti, Jaana and Salo, Paula and Rugulies, Reiner and Steptoe, Andrew and Siegrist, Johannes and Suominen, Sakari and Vahtera, Jussi and Virtanen, Marianna and V{\"a}{\"a}n{\"a}nen, Ari and Westerholm, Peter and Westerlund, Hugo and Zins, Marie and Theorell, T{\"o}res and Hamer, Mark and Ferrie, Jane E and Singh-Manoux, Archana and Batty, G David and Kivim{\"a}ki, Mika},
  issn         = {1932-6203},
  journal      = {PLOS ONE},
  keyword      = {HEALTH,WORK STRESS,PATIENT DATA,RISK,CONSUMPTION,DRINKING,BEHAVIOR,TRIALS,COHORT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {7},
  title        = {Job strain and alcohol intake: a collaborative meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 140 000 men and women},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0040101},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Heikkilä, Katriina, Solja T Nyberg, Eleonor I Fransson, Lars Alfredsson, Dirk De Bacquer, Jakob B Bjorner, Sébastien Bonenfant, et al. 2012. “Job Strain and Alcohol Intake: a Collaborative Meta-analysis of Individual-participant Data from 140 000 Men and Women.” Plos One 7 (7).
APA
Heikkilä, K., Nyberg, S. T., Fransson, E. I., Alfredsson, L., De Bacquer, D., Bjorner, J. B., Bonenfant, S., et al. (2012). Job strain and alcohol intake: a collaborative meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 140 000 men and women. PLOS ONE, 7(7).
Vancouver
1.
Heikkilä K, Nyberg ST, Fransson EI, Alfredsson L, De Bacquer D, Bjorner JB, et al. Job strain and alcohol intake: a collaborative meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 140 000 men and women. PLOS ONE. 2012;7(7).
MLA
Heikkilä, Katriina, Solja T Nyberg, Eleonor I Fransson, et al. “Job Strain and Alcohol Intake: a Collaborative Meta-analysis of Individual-participant Data from 140 000 Men and Women.” PLOS ONE 7.7 (2012): n. pag. Print.