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Revista chilena de nutrición

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MARTINEZ S, María Adela; LEIVA O, Ana María  y  CELIS-MORALES, Carlos. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in workers from Universidad Austral de Chile. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2016, vol.43, n.1, pp.32-38. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182016000100005.

Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the first cause of death worldwide. Latin American countries including Chile has experience an increment in the prevalence of risk factors for CVDs. Aim: To estimate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in workers from Universidad Austral de Chile and to evaluate its relation with age and sex. Subjects and methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in 2012 in 258 participants (55% males). Lifestyle and socio-economic questionnaire were applied and anthropometric (body mass index and waist circumference) and metabolic markers (glucose, lipid profile, and blood pressure) were measured in all participants. Results: Overall, 31.8% were obese, 38.9% had central obesity, 31.6% had high total cholesterol, 45.2% had lower HDL cholesterol, 34.4% had higher triglycerides, 7.4% had diabetes, 29.6% had hypertension, 35.6% had metabolic syndrome and 23.6% were physically inactive. Conclusions: The study population shows a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. These cardiovascular risk factors increase with age, however this increase did not differ by sex.

Palabras clave : Cardiovascular diseases; risk factors; physical inactivity; obesity.

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