Universal Journal of Public Health Vol. 5(6), pp. 315 - 319
DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2017.050605
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General Medical Examination of the Employed for Screening for Increased Cardiovascular Risk


Dragan Janković 1,*, Manda Herceg 2, Dunja Stolnik 3, Nikola Volarić 2, Sanja Bekić 2, Ljiljana Majnarić Trtica 4
1 Institute of Emergency Medicine of Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia
2 School of Medicine, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Croatia
3 Health Centre Osijek, Park King Petar Kresimir IV. 6, Croatia
4 School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Croatia

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Systematical calculation of cardiovascular risks with middle aged persons is not recommended, but in that age start of measures of primary prevention is recommended. Methods: Retrospective research study. Laboratorial data were used from persons aged 40 to 50 who have done a physical examination for working employees in the private Medical Centre for Occupational Medicine during 2014. Results: There were 54% of overweight examinees, 17% really obese, with a greater representation of men. Higher systolic blood pressure was found with 24% of males and 10% of females, a diastolic with 28% of males and 8% of females. High total and LDL cholesterol were found with 71% of examinees, while low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides were found with 21% i.e. 25% of examinees, regardless of gender. Conclusion: Register of physical examinations of employees should be used as a source of information on representation of cardiovascular risks with middle aged persons, which would allow a timely start of measures of primary prevention.

KEYWORDS
Middle Age, Prevention, Risk Factors

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Dragan Janković , Manda Herceg , Dunja Stolnik , Nikola Volarić , Sanja Bekić , Ljiljana Majnarić Trtica , "General Medical Examination of the Employed for Screening for Increased Cardiovascular Risk," Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 315 - 319, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2017.050605.

(b). APA Format:
Dragan Janković , Manda Herceg , Dunja Stolnik , Nikola Volarić , Sanja Bekić , Ljiljana Majnarić Trtica (2017). General Medical Examination of the Employed for Screening for Increased Cardiovascular Risk. Universal Journal of Public Health, 5(6), 315 - 319. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2017.050605.