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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

AUDI, Celene Aparecida Ferrari; SANTIAGO, Silvia Maria; ANDRADE, Maria da Graça Garcia  and  FRANCISCO, Priscila Maria Stolses Bergamo. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in prison institution staff: a cross-sectional study. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.301-310. ISSN 1679-4974.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000200009.

OBJECTIVE:

to analyze risk factors for cardiovascular disease in prison institution staff.

METHODS:

this was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 127 staff of both sexes; prevalence ratios (PR) were estimated adjusted for age and education, as were the respective 95% confidence intervals (95%CI).

RESULTS:

higher proportions of waist circumference ratios were found above the recommended values (58.1%) and the accumulation of two risk factors for females (33.8%); among males there was higher prevalence of abnormal glucose levels (PR=10.73 - 95%CI 1.31;87.92) and blood pressure (PR=2.63 - 95%CI 1.31;6.50).

CONCLUSION:

the risk factors for cardiovascular disease found among staff in this study were waist circumference, glucose levels and blood pressure above the recommended values; these health risks can to be addressed through health promotion and disease prevention measures, as well as effective attention to those who are already sick.

Keywords : Cardiovascular Diseases; Body Mass Index; Risk Factors; Occupational Health; Cross-sectional Studies.

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