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Document ID (ISN)49940
CIS number 88-1373
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Williams M.A., Petratis M.M., Baechle T.R., Ryschon K.L., Campain J.J., Sketch M.H.
Title Frequency of physical activity, exercise capacity, and atherosclerotic heart disease risk factors in male police officers
Bibliographic information July 1987, Vol.29, No.7, p.596-600. 30 ref.
Abstract A total of 171 male police offers volunteered to assess risk factors for developing atherosclerotic heart disease and to evaluate the relation of fitness to risk. Substantial numbers of offices had elevated risk: 22% were smokers, 76% had elevated cholesterol, 26% had elevated triglycerides, 16% had elevated BP, and 60% had elevated body fat. Increased fitness was associated with decreased risk. Compared with Group II (moderate fitness) or Group III (low fitness) Group I (high fitness) had significantly lower values of body fat, diastolic BP, total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins, lipid ratios, triglycerides, and smoking incidence. Low fitness was associated with the highest prevalence of abnormal exercise tests. Police officers may have a high prevalence of risk and increased fitness may be associated with reduced risk.
Descriptors (primary) coronary diseases; atherosclerosis; assessment of physical capacity; hazard evaluation; police forces; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) exercise tests; blood cytology; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Risk evaluation