The Relationship between Individual Characteristics Factors and Occupational Factors with Testosterone Hormone Levels in Metal Casting Industry Workers

  • Achmad Mohan Sifai Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java
  • Ari Suwondo Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java
  • Yuliani Setyaningsih Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java
Keywords: Individual Characteristics, Work Environment, Testosterone, & Metal Casting

Abstract

The working environment in the metal casting industry has a risk of being exposed to free radicals which affects a decrease in testosterone levels. This study aims to measure workers' testosterone levels and determine the relationship of individual characteristics and occupational factors with testosterone levels in the metal casting industry. This type of research is explanatory research with analytic survey design with cross sectional approach. The variables of this study include the dependent variable namely testosterone levels while the independent variables are age, years of work, type of work, nutritional status, marital status, and smoking habits. The research sample of 34 workers was taken by total sampling technique. Data analysis used univariate, bivariate and multivariate. The results showed that respondents who had abnormal testosterone levels were 4 or 11.8% while normal testosterone were 30 or 88.2%. Body Mass Index is related to testosterone levels but age, years of service, type of work, marital status, and smoking habits are not related to testosterone levels in metal casting industry workers CV. Bonjor Jaya Klaten.

Published
2020-05-13