..Compared to women in other occupations:
Social workers were 36% more likely to have poor heart health.
Retail cashiers were 33% more likely to have poor heart health.
Women in some health care roles were up to 16% more likely to have poor heart health, especially in the areas of nursing and psychiatry and home health aides. Registered nurses had a 14% increased risk of poor cardiovascular health.
Conversely, the researchers found that female real estate brokers and sales agents were 24% less likely and administrative assistants were 11% less likely to have poor cardiovascular health compared to women in other occupations. All statistical analyses were adjusted for age, marital status, education and race.
The study helps identify specific occupations that might benefit from workplace health programs to improve heart health.