Objective: This study aims to investigate the association between modes of transportationation to work and dyslipidemia.
Methods: During a period between January and February of 2006, telephone interviews were made to 2,506 randomly selected the urban residents, aged 18 years or older in the eight districts of Beijing using a multiple stratified random sampling. In the selected individuals, 1,024 (40.86%) workforce were subsequently tested for bio-markers, i.e., total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C). Multiple logistic regression modeling adjusted for potential confounders.
Results: The probability of dyslipidemia in the workers who go to work by bus, driving car or taking taxi is higher than that of the workers who walk to work, with PORs of 1.99 (95%CI: 1.33-2.97) and 2.21(95%CI: 1.28-3.84) respectively. Whereas there is no significant difference in the risk of suffering dyslipidemia when the workers who ride bicycles compared with those who walk to work (POR=1.22, 95%CI: 0.83-1.78).
Conclusions: Our findings indicate that modes of transportation to work are significantly associated with the prevalence of dyslipidemia. Prevention education should be emphasized among the higher risk people who usually go to work by car, bus or taxi.