A study on cardiovascular disease risk factors among faculty members of a tertiary care teaching institute of Kolkata
Volume : 5
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2394-2738
Print ISSN : 2394-272X
Article First Page : 64
Article End Page : 71
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