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khodaee ataloo N. The Effect of Military Occupational Stress on the Age Incidence of Cardiovascular Diseases. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health. 2017; 12 (1) :7-11
URL: http://jps.ajaums.ac.ir/article-1-102-en.html
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Paramedicine, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases are the most common diseases among human society associated with high mortality. Stress plays a significant role in many diseases. Occupational stress is a risk factor of heart disease and increases the prevalence of coronary heart disease. Military personnel have a stressful job compared to other common jobs. In the current study, the incidence of coronary heart disease have been studied and compared between military and nonmilitary personnel.
Methods and Materials: Data of 3860 military and nonmilitary patients who underwent coronary bypass graft surgery (CBGS) during 7 past years in the military hospitals were collected and analyzed. Several factors such as age, weight, height, and body mass index were compared between both groups.
Results: The results indicated that the average age of coronary heart disease involvement was significantly lower in military than nonmilitary patients. Moreover, the military average weight was significantly higher and average body mass index was lower comparing nonmilitary patients.
Discussion and Conclusion: It seems that military occupational stress increase coronary heart disease.


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Received: 2017/06/8 | Accepted: 2017/06/14 | Published: 2017/07/11

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