Energy drinks consumption among construction workers in Indonesia and associated factors

A cross-sectional study


  • Ira Suarilah Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Andri Setiya Wahyudi Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Candra Panji Asmoro Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Chiu-Chu Lin Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


energy drink, health literacy, health risk, kidney function, public health


Younger and adults tend to consume energy drinks due to the benefit received as promoted by the manufacturer. This retrospective, cross-sectional study aimed to investigate factors associated with energy-drink consumption in a group of construction workers in Indonesia. Literate construction workers who have consumed any brand of energy drink at least once per week were recruited. Demographic data and health literacy were self-reported. The short version of the test functional health literacy for adults (S-TOFHLA) tool was used to examine health literacy. Kidney function was determined by an estimated glomerulus filtration rate (EGFR). An average EGFR of 83.76 mL/min/1.73 m2 was retrieved from 114 participants. Health literacy (p=.016), pre-existing disease (p=.001), and intensity (p=.029) showed a significant difference with decreased kidney function. Age of the first-time experiencing energy drinks (r=-0.260) and pre-existing disease (r=-0.282) showed negative significance correlations (p=<.001) with kidney function.  A family history of comorbidity (ß=-0.213), (p=.023), 95% CI (-6.697--1.286), was a predictor of lowering kidney function among construction workers with extended ingestion of energy drinks. This study emphasizes the importance of elevating public awareness of possible dangers caused by extending the ingestion of energy drinks on the kidney.


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How to Cite

Suarilah, I., Wahyudi, A. S., Asmoro, C. P., & Lin, C.-C. (2023). Energy drinks consumption among construction workers in Indonesia and associated factors: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Health Sciences, 7(1), 1–12.



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