Screening of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Workers of a Construction Company in a Developing Country, Senegal
Mohamed, A. S.
Dia, S. A.
Ndoye, E. O.
Gaye Fall, M.C
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This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in workplace and the global risk among workers of a Construction Company in a developing country. It was a retrospective and descriptive survey over two years in a construction company in Dakar, Senegal. Researchers collected 64 workers with a male predominance. The average age of workers was 44.9 years. Evaluation and analysis of cardiovascular risk reflected four levels: low in 78.12%, moderate in 15.62%, high in 4.69% and very high in 1.57%. Sedentary was strongly associated with moderate or high cardiovascular risk. Metabolic syndrome was strongly associated with moderate or elevated cardiovascular risk. The study reveals a high prevalence of cardiovascularrisk factors in Senegalese workers. It would be important to include a screening program and correct assessment of overall cardiovascular risk in this population.
CitationMohamed A. S., Dia S. A., Ndoye E. O., Cisse, G., Gaye Fall, M.C., Diaby, A., Soumah, M.M. and Ndiaye, M. (2017). Screening of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Workers of a Construction Company in a Developing Country, Senegal. Medical Journal of Zambia, 44(3)
SponsorshipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.
University of Zambia, Medical Library
Cardiovascular disease diagnostic equipment industry--Senegal
A prospective and descriptive survey conducted over a two-year period from 2014 to 2016. Data were collected from the clinical and biological data collection and consultation forms established during the annual medical visits. A correct evaluation of overall cardiovascular risk was done using the Framingham model.