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Associations of occupation, job control and job demands with intima-media thickness: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
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    Re:Analysis of job strain effects
    • Kaori Fujishiro, Senior Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Paul Landsbergis, Ana Diez Roux, Joel Kaufman, and Sherry Baron

    We thank Dr. Mikkelsen and colleagues for their constructive comments on our paper. Our responses to their three major questions are listed below.

    1) Why did we present various formulations of job strain?

    The five formulations of job strain have been commonly reported in the literature. Often, authors chose one or two formulations and thus would not know if their results were consistent across differe...

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    Analysis of job strain effects
    • Sigurd Mikkelsen, Senior Consultant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Jens Peter Bonde, Johan Hviid Andersen

    Fujishiro et al.1 recently published data on the association of job demands and control with carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT). The joined effect of demands and control (strain) was analyzed by five different strain definitions: 1. a quadrant term (median splits of demands and control), 2. combinations of tertiles of demands and control, 3. an additive term (demands minus control) , 4. a quotient term (the ra...

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