Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
CAVAGIONI, Luciane and PIERIN, Angela Maria Geraldo. Cardiovascular risk among health professionals working in pre-hospital care services. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.2, pp. 395-403. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000200018.
The objective of this study was to assess the cardiovascular risk factors among health professionals, particularly hypertension, and stratify them according to the Framingham Risk Score (FRS). The participants were 154 professionals working in pre-hospital care in São Paulo, Brazil, and on the Br-116 highway. Values were considered significant for p<0.05. The prevalence of hypertension was 33%, 20.1% were smokers, 47% consumed alcoholic beverages, 64% were sedentary, 66% were obese/overweight and 70% had an altered abdominal circumference. In terms of laboratory values: glucose>110mg/dL- 11%, total cholesterol >200mg/dL- 36%, LDL-c>130mg/dL- 33%, HDL-c<60mg/dL- 89%, triglycerides>150mg/dL- 30% and C reactive protein>0.5mg/dL- 16%. The FRS was average in 10.3% and high in 1.3%. In logistic regression analysis, it was verified that hypertension was associated with: HDL-c (odds ratio: 0.257,) and FRS (odds ratio: 23.159). There was strong correlation between hypertension and FRS. Data are noteworthy, as this is a relatively young sample of health professionals.
Keywords : Hypertension; Risk factors; Health personnel.