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Document ID (ISN)63024
CIS number 94-1610
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Boreham C.A.G., Gamble R.P., Wallace W.F.M., Cran G.W., Stevens A.B.
Title The health status of an ambulance service
Bibliographic information July 1994, Vol.44, No.3, p.137-140. 23 ref.
Abstract The health status of 93 male ambulance personnel in Belfast, United Kingdom was evaluated; risk factors for coronary heart disease were assessed. Blood pressure values were significantly higher than in a comparable study of the local general population; the incidence of self-reported smoking was also higher. The majority of body mass indices were above the acceptable range and serum cholesterol levels were raised in 52% of personnel. Overall, 83% of men over 40 and 49% of younger participants had two or more major coronary risk factors. Results suggest an urgent need for strategies to reduce overall risk.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; health care personnel; ambulances
Descriptors (secondary) coronary diseases; United Kingdom; cholesterol; smoking; body weight; survey; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; blood pressure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
First aid and emergency organization