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The Impact of the Citibank, NA, Health Management Program on Changes in Employee Health Risks Over Time

Ozminkowski, Ronald J. PhD; Goetzel, Ron Z. PhD; Smith, Mark W. PhD; Cantor, Richard I. MD; Shaughnessy, Anita MEd; Harrison, Mary JD

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: May 2000 - Volume 42 - Issue 5 - p 502-511
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This study estimated the impact of the Citibank Health Management Program on changes in health risks among Citibank employees. McNemar chi-squared tests compared the probability of being at high risk for poor health when the first and last health-risk appraisal surveys were taken. Logistic regression controlled for baseline differences in subsequent analyses when those who participated in more intensive program features were compared with those who participated in less intensive features. Declines in risk were noted for 8 of 10 risk categories. Most changes were small, except those related to exercise habits, seatbelt use, and stress levels. For nine health risk categories, those who participated in more intensive program services were significantly more likely than others to reduce their health risks. Thus, the Citibank Health Management Program was associated with significant reductions in health risk.

Address correspondence to: Ronald J. Ozminkowski, The MEDSTAT Group, Inc, 777 East Eisenhower Parkway, Office 915R, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; e-mail: ron.ozminkowski@medstat.com.

The MEDSTAT Group, Inc, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Dr Ozminkowski), Washington, D.C. (Dr Goetzel, Dr Smith), and Stamford, Conn. (Dr Harrison); and Citibank, New York (Dr Cantor, Ms Shaughnessy).

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.