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Objective. To study the gender features of the prevalence of major cardiovascular (CV) risk factors among correctional employees in the Saratov region. Subject and methods. The screening study enrolled 1,014 employees (of them 81.8% men) aged 33.4±6.8 years, who underwent an annual preventive health examination in the Center of Medical and Social Rehabilitation, Russian Federal Penitentiary Service of the Saratov Region. The gender features of the prevalence of CV risk factors (sex, age, smoking, eating patterns, body weight, total cholesterol, physical activity, etc.) were examined. Results. The CV risk factors associated with male sex were as follows: overweight, hypertension, and smoking. Low physical activity was more unique to women. Conclusion. When scheduling preventive measures among correctional service employees, one should take into account the gender features of the prevalence of CV risk factors.
Balashov SV, Kiselev AR, Posnenkova OM, Zhurkin IG, Balashova ME, Gridnev VI. Gender features of the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among correctional service employees in the Saratov Region. Profilakticheskaia meditsina 2014; 17(6): 39-44. Russian