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Ciencia & trabajo

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LOPEZ GONZALEZ, Ángel Arturo et al. Assessment of cardiovascular risk in male professional drivers of the spanish mediterranean area and associated variables. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.61, pp.1-6. ISSN 0718-2449.


Cardiovascular risk is one of the main concerns of occupational health services.

Material and methods:

A retrospective and cross-sectional study was conducted in 2944 professional male drivers (487 taxi drivers, 908 bus drivers and 1549 truck drivers) and different variables related to cardiovascular risk were assessed.


27.4% of the drivers are obese, 25% hypertensive, 48% have high cholesterol and 29.5% high triglycerides, while hyperglycemia appears in 6.5%. 15.8% met the metabolic syndrome criteria, 2.6% presented high values on the REGICOR scale and 7.9% on the SCORE scale. The high risk of type 2 diabetes with the Findrisk scale appears in 13% of drivers.


Globally the group of taxi drivers is the one that pres ents worse results in all the variables related to cardiovascular risk.

Keywords : cardiovascular risk; profesional driver; healthy habits.

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