Results of a survey of cardiovascular risk factor prevalence amongst health care workers. The Executive Committee of SHARP--(Scottish Heart and Arterial Risk Prevention)

S R McEwan, N G Dewhurst, F Daly, C D Forbes, J J Belch

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Abstract

Summary analyses of screening data were used to ascertain the cardiovascular risk profile in a sample of health care workers in Scotland. A sample of NHS staff (298 women and 78 men) were screened during visits to Perth Royal Infirmary (PRI) in 1996 and 1997. Comparisons were made within subsets and with previous screening studies. Health care workers have been a neglected component of the workforce for receiving education about risk factors. The high prevalence of smokers found in this sample should be a cause for concern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-5
Number of pages2
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking/epidemiology
  • Blood Glucose/analysis
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology
  • Cholesterol/blood
  • Female
  • Health Personnel
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Scotland/epidemiology
  • Smoking/epidemiology

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