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NCJ Number: 159732 Find in a Library
Title: Is Hypertension an Occupational Hazard for Judges?
Journal: California Courts Commentary  Volume:35  Issue:4  Dated:(November 1995)  Pages:6-7
Author(s): W B Burleigh
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 2
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses results from a survey of judges regarding high blood pressure.
Abstract: Four hundred six judges completed the survey; 114 had hypertension, 292 did not. Judges with high blood pressure averaged 9 hours a day in the courthouse, 5 of which were spent on the bench. Judges without hypertension worked only 8 hours a day in the courthouse. Eighty percent of judges without hypertension exercised regularly, 47 percent were overweight, 4 percent smoked, and 22 percent were female; comparable figures for the group with hypertension were 25 percent, 65 percent, 7 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Most physicians interviewed did not believe that being a judge contributed to high blood pressure, although several said that job-related stress could be a contributing factor.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Job pressure; Judges; Occupational safety and health
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