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The Journal of Community Health Management


A study on cardiovascular disease risk factors among faculty members of a tertiary care teaching institute of Kolkata


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Author Details: Sita Chattapadhyay, Sachita Saha, Mausumi Basu, Raghunath Misra

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 64

Article End Page : 71


Abstract

Introduction: Medical faculty knows CVD risk factors and their prevention very well; despite risk assessment and disease prevention efforts are lacking in this group due to their busy schedule and stress.
Objectives:To assess the prevalence and types of cardiovascular risk factors among faculty members of a tertiary care teaching hospital of Kolkata.
Materials and Method:An Institution based cross sectional study was conducted among 246 faculty members using a pre designed structured questionnaire based on WHO STEPS Instrument from 5th March-4th April, 2018.
Results: About 94% faculty members had one or more cardiovascular risk factors and different types of cardiovascular risk factors were :male gender(67.48%) ,smoking(11.38%), alcohol consumption(15.04%), fast food(13.14%), junk food(11.50%)& cold drink (17.49%)intake ,stress in last one year(40.65%), family history of CVD(19.51%), overweight & obesity(35.37%), pre hypertension(72.36%) & hypertension(8.94%), diabetes(9.76%), and high cholesterol.
Conclusions:This small special group survey adds on the risk factors prevalent in the medical set-up and thus focuses the attention of cardiovascular epidemiologist and researcher to conduct more studies.

Keywords: Cardiovascular, Risk factors, Faculty

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2738.2018.0016