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Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte

Print version ISSN 0101-3289On-line version ISSN 2179-3255

Abstract

JESUS, Gilmar Mercês de; MOTA, Nayara Melo  and  JESUS, Éric Fernando Almeida de. Cardiovascular Risk among Military Policemen of a Large City in Northeastern Brazil. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Esporte [online]. 2014, vol.36, n.3, pp.692-699. ISSN 0101-3289.  https://doi.org/10.1590/2179-325520143630017.

This research estimated the prevalence and factors associated with high cardiovascular risk (HCR), evaluating from abdominal obesity in a sample of 316 military policemen of a large city in Northeastern Brazil. Predictors: gender, age, marital status, graduation, function and time in the police, level of physical activity and smoking. We used the Poisson regression with robust variance to assess the association between HCR and sociodemographic, behavioral and work-related factors. The HCR occurred in 32.3% of subjects surveyed. In the adjusted analysis, gender (OR: 2.39, IC95%: 1.20-4.77), time in the police (OR: 1.74, IC95%: 1.17-2.58) and physical activity level (OR: 1.36, IC95%: 1.00-1.83) were associated with HCR among subjects, adjusted for graduation.

Keywords : Abdominal obesity; Cardiovascular diseases; Military police; Physical activity.

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