Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases Among Office Workers

  • Abida Sultana Department of Community Medicine, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases, Office workers, Risk factors.


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
occupational stress.
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.

How to Cite
Sultana A. Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases Among Office Workers. JRMC [Internet]. 30Dec.2016 [cited 20Jun.2021];20(4):328-30. Available from: https://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/162