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ID (ISN) del documento110126
Número CIS 09-1058
ISSN - Título de la serie 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Yoo H.L., Franke W.D.
Título Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in volunteer firefighters
Información bibliográfica Aug. 2009, Vol.51, No.8, p.958-962. Illus. 27 ref.
Acceso Internet 09-1058.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen To assess the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and frequency of risk screening in volunteer firefighters, data were obtained by means of questionnaires from 230 volunteer firefighters. Most participants were either overweight (35%) or obese (41%) and did not know either their blood lipid (86%) or blood pressure (47%) values. Only 35% reported having had a blood lipid assessment in the past year, whereas 39% had never done so; 93% had had their blood pressure assessed in the past year and only 2% had never done so. Thirty percent reported currently using tobacco. The prevalence of overweight, obesity and tobacco use among these volunteer firefighters was higher than that found in the general population. However, those who had had recent blood pressure and lipid assessments did not have markedly elevated values. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) lucha contra el fuego; enfermedades cardiovasculares; trabajadores voluntarios; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) consciencia de seguridad; Estados Unidos; lípidos; fumadores; nivel de salud; obesidad; peso corporal; presión sanguínea; estudio transversal; dosificación en la sangre; exámenes médicos; tasas de frecuencia; higiene corporal
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Incendios
Cardiovascular diseases