Prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors among oil and gas and energy company workers

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Introduction. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the biggest cause of disability and premature death throughout the world. Aim. The aim of this study was to describe and determine the prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors emerged at the first medical examination carried out by a group of an oil and gas contractor company workers in the observation period 2000-2010. Methods. An observational cross-sectional study was conducted on 1073 workers (mean age 41 years, SD = 9.5) presenting overweight BMI (body mass index) values, hypertension and cholesterol problems. Results. In particular, we found that workers > 45 years had significant higher risk to have obesity (OR = 3.8, CI 95% = 2.5-5.7), hypertension (OR = 2.7, CI 95% = 2.1-3.6), high blood fasting glucose (OR = 2.6, CI 95% = 1.2-5.5), high cholesterol (OR = 2.7, CI 95% = 2.0-3.6), high triglycerides (OR = 1.8, CI 95% = 1.4-2.4) compared to younger (< 45 years).

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Alice Mannocci

Stefano Pignalosa

Rosella Saulle

Sabina Sernia

Sabatino De Sanctis

Massimo Consentino

Cesare Gialdi

Vincenzo Nicosia

Giuseppe La Torre

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Mannocci, A., Pignalosa, S., Saulle, R., Sernia, S., De Sanctis, S., Consentino, M., … La Torre, G. (2015). Prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors among oil and gas and energy company workers. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 51(2), 147–152. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/191
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