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Akbari Z, Mohammadi M, Effati B, Arsang jang S, Aboalkhirian S, Barati H. The Survey on the Prevalence of the Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Factors among the Qom University of Medical Sciences Staffs in 2012. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health. 2016; 11 (2) :1-7
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1- Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
2- Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences , masoud.mohammadi1989@yahoo.com
3- Health Center of Qom
4- Qom University of Medical Sciences
5- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
6- Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (2814 Views)

Introduction: Nowadays, cardiovascular diseases are known as one of the threatening factors of humans’ health. Therefore, this study examined the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases risk factors in Qom University of Medical Sciences in 2011.
Methods and Materials: The present study is cross – sectional study. The sample size was equal to 0.05, regarding to the sample size formula for cross-sectional study and probability of type I error. Moreover, the accuracy of study was 0.25, and the minimum required sample size was equal to 188 individual. The samples were selected by stratified random sampling method. Data were collected using a questionnaire; moreover, descriptive and inferential statistical tests (mean, chi-square tests) were used to analyze the results by using SPSS version 18.
Results: The mean age of participants was 36.52 ± 8.3and 81.4% of them were married. The results showed that There were significant differences between the male and female employees in the meantime physical activity (P=0.005), waist circumference (P=0.0001), age of onset of smoking (P=0.001) and blood pressure (P=0.0001). In addition, there were significant relationships between the body mass index and waist circumference with History of hypertension (P=0.0001), history of fat (P=0.0001), and history of diabetes (P=0.005).
Discussion and Conclusion: Generally, this study was conducted on medical university staffs that most of them were familiar with risk factors of cardiovascular diseases and they had a healthy lifestyle, so cardiovascular diseases had lower prevalence among them.

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Received: 2016/07/16 | Accepted: 2016/08/24 | Published: 2016/08/28

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