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Document ID (ISN)65811
CIS number 95-2304
ISSN - Serial title 0323-9179 - Problemi na higienata
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dejanov H., Hadžiolova I., Minčeva L.
Title Chronic occupational stress and cardiovascular risk in schoolteachers
Original title Hroničen profesionalen stres i sărdečno-sădov risk pri učiteli [in Bulgarian]
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.20, p.81-90. 24 ref.
Abstract Changes with age in arterial pressure (AP) and incidence of arterial hypertension (AH), as well as the probability of developing ischaemic heart disease, were compared between 168 school teachers and a control group of 183 women working as office employees, designers, researchers etc. The teachers showed a closer correlation of age to AP level than did controls. Systolic AP increased markedly after 45 years of age, and there was a significant difference between the first and the second halves of the 4th decade. Diastolic AP was also higher in teachers than in controls. Duration of teaching experience was strongly correlated with systolic and diastolic AP. Beyond 40 years of age teachers showed a high incidence of AH (31%). The whole group was at high cardiovascular risk. Summary in English.
Descriptors (primary) hypertension; ischaemia; stress factors; educational institutions; arterial blood pressure
Descriptors (secondary) physiology of cardiovascular system; age-linked differences; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBulgaria
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Teaching and educational institutions
Mental stress and burnout