Cardiovascular Diseases among Agro-Allied Company Workers in Nigeria: A Case Control Study

Agbana, Richard Dele and Fasoro, Ayodeji Akinwande and Owoseni, Joseph Sina and Ajewole, Ife Charles Claudius and Kunle-Olowu, Adekunle Olayemi (2017) Cardiovascular Diseases among Agro-Allied Company Workers in Nigeria: A Case Control Study. International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Research, 3 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2167-0449

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Mortality arising from cardiovascular diseases among the workforce in developing countries has been reported to be about twice as high as the mortality in developed countries and tends to occur much earlier than in the developed countries. A nested case-control study design was employed. The mean age of the respondents was 34 ± 9.7 years. The respondents were mostly males (90.6%), 65.1% were married and 83.1% were of the Yoruba ethnicity. Majority of the respondents (67.3%) were Christians and 83.7% had secondary education and above. Age, marital status, salary grade and religion were statistically associated with CVD status (p < 0.05). Being an office worker, earning the lowest income, being less than 50 years of age were significant predictors of CVD risk factors (p<0.05). Educational and behavioural intervention need to be implemented to encourage adoption of healthy lifestyle so as to reduce the cardiovascular risk factors among workers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiovascular diseases, Risk factors, Workplace, Association, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs Oluwafunmilola Bankole
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 11:15
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 11:15

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