Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases Among Office Workers
Background : To measure the frequency of the
risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among
office workers and to assess the relationship
between the demographic characteristics and the risk
Methods: In this cross-sectional study a 20-item
questionnaire especially designed for this study was
distributed using non-probability convenience
sampling. The variables included demographic
characteristics, lifestyle behaviours and family
history of the subjects – factors that have been
identified as risk factors, both modifiable and nonmodifiable,
for cardiovascular diseases.
Results: Among the participants in our study, the
frequency of smoking, hypertension, diabetes and
angina/myocardial infarction was found to be 19%,
24%, 9% and 7%, respectively. Risk factors that
turned out to be important among office workers
were age, family history, high cholesterol levels and
Conclusion: Among office workers, the risk of
CVDs caused by occupational stress is relatively
higher since their jobs demand strict obligations and
meeting of deadlines.
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