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dc.contributor.authorSendall, Marguerite C
dc.contributor.authorMcCosker, Laura K
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Rahma
dc.contributor.authorCrane, Phil
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T02:37:03Z
dc.date.available2020-07-17T02:37:03Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2008-6520en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.15171/ijoem.2019.1533en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395575
dc.description.abstractTruck drivers are at increased risk of diet- and physical activity-related chronic diseases. Despite this, there is a paucity of data about Australian truck drivers' diet and physical activity behaviors. A multiple choice and short response survey was distributed to truck drivers attending an Australian Truck Show. The survey asked about self-reported health, source of health information, number of serves of fruit, vegetables, unhealthy food, and sugary drink consumed per day, and frequency of moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. The survey was completed by 231 truck drivers—almost all were male, with a mean age of 46 (range 20 to 71) years. Over 85% of survey respondents worked more than 9 hrs per day. Nearly 75% acknowledged the need to make changes to improve their health. Half consumed fewer serves of fruit and 88% consumed fewer serves of vegetables than national recommendations. Over 63% consumed at least one serve of unhealthy foods per day, and 65% drank at least one can of sugary drink per day. Most (80%) undertook less than moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity levels provided in national recommendations. Of concern, almost 90% of drivers had above the recommended body mass index—approximately 60% were obese. This is almost double the proportion found in the general population. These findings highlight the importance of health promotion to help drivers make better choices about their health behaviors, which are often underpinned by the limitations of their work environment. Health promotion in transport industry workplaces should be an important topic for future research.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNational Iranian Oil Company - NIOC Pilyclinicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom145en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto150en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMotor Vehiclesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsObesityen_US
dc.titleTruckies' Nutrition and Physical Activity: A Cross-sectional Survey in Queensland, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSendall, MC; McCosker, LK; Ahmed, R; Crane, P, Truckies' Nutrition and Physical Activity: A Cross-sectional Survey in Queensland, Australia, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2019, 10 (3), pp. 145-150en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-07
dc.date.updated2020-07-17T02:34:25Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2019. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one.en_US
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