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Title: Assessment of the 10-year risk of coronary heart disease events for Qatar petroleum's firefighters and non-firefighter staff in Qatar
Authors: Mochtar, I.
Hooper, R.W.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: Coronary heart disease is a major public health problem worldwide and firefighters may be at particular occupational risk. In a cross-sectional study in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, we assessed the 10- year risk of coronary heart disease events for 369 Qatar Petroleum staff at their periodic medical examination. The subjects of the study [all males] were divided into firefighters and non-firefighters groups. Based on the Framingham risk score calculations, 69.9% of the subjects were categorized as low risk, 27.1% as intermediate risk and 2.9% as high risk. None of the firefighters was categorized as high risk, 15.5% were intermediate and the rest were low risk. In the whole group, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol was the most prevalent risk factor [68.8%], followed by hypertension [32.0%] and smoking [15.4%]. The mean risk of developing coronary heart disease in firefighters [6.5% [SD 3.7%]] was significantly lower than in non-firefighters [9.5% [SD 6.5%]]
Description: 127 - 131
Keywords: Firefighters
Cross-Sectional Studies
Cholesterol, HDL
Diabetes Mellitus
Risk Factors
Subject: Coronary Disease
ISSN: 1020-3397
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