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Am J Public Health. 2001 Mar;91(3):455-7.

Trends in cardiovascular disease risk factor prevalence among male transport workers: Bulgaria, 1986 to 1997.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA. astein2@sph.emory.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study investigated cardiovascular risk factors among male transport workers in Bulgaria.

METHODS:

Comparisons were made of data from independent surveys conducted among male transport workers aged 30 to 59 years in Sofia, Bulgaria, during 1986 (n = 1146) and 1996-1997 (n = 638).

RESULTS:

Smoking prevalence increased from 49% to 59% between 1986 and 1996-1997. Among current smokers, the percentage smoking 15 or more cigarettes per day decreased. The prevalence of elevated body mass index, hypertension, or angina pectoris did not change.

CONCLUSIONS:

Smoking prevalence rates increased during the study period; the prevalence of other risk factors remained high.

PMID:
11236414
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PMCID:
PMC1446592
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