Factores asociados al riesgo cardiovascular según Framingham en taxistas de una empresa de Huancayo, Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Factors associated with cardiovascular risk according to framingham in taxi drivers of a company in Huancayo, Peru

Christian R. Mejia, Roxana P. Espejo, Keyko R. Zevallos, Trinidad A. Castro, Amyry B. Vargas, Greyssy K. Millan

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Abstract

Aim: To determine the association between social, physiological factors and the risk of cardiovascular event according to the Framingham Risk Score, in taxi drivers of a transport company in the city of Huancayo-Peru. Methodology: An observational cross-sectional study in a taxi transport company of Huancayo was performed, by a non-probability sampling. Data were collected to generate the Framingham Score (version 1991), calculating the cardiovascular risk within 10 years, in addition to collect other variables such as physical activity, diet, alcohol consumption, family history and triglycerides. P values were obtained. Results: The risk of suffering a cardiovascular event within 10 years, according to the Framingham tables is low in 88% of cases. The value of fasting glucose was statistically different between those with a high category of cardiovascular risk (p = 0.013) in addition, having diagnosed diabetes was also statistically different (p = 0.027). Conclusions: There is a low level of cardiovascular risk at 10 years in taxi drivers in the city of Huancayo. These findings may help Public and Occupational Health, to care for these populations that are at risk and that could have an impact on morbidity and mortality in the future.

Translated title of the contributionFactors associated with cardiovascular risk according to framingham in taxi drivers of a company in Huancayo, Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de la Asociacion Espanola de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo
Volume25
Issue number1
StateIndexed - Mar 2016

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