Prevalence and associated factors of cardio-metabolic risk factors in Iranian seafarers

Fereshteh Baygi, Olaf C Jensen, Mostafa Qorbani, Aliasghar Farshad, Seyed Ali Salehi, Fatemeh Mohammadi-Nasrabadi, Hamid Asayesh, Farzad Shidfar

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BACKGROUND: Since Iran's economy is based on the sale of petroleum products, seafaring is considered a crucial job. Little research has been done on issues related to seafarers' health in Iranian maritime industry. The present study investigated the prevalence and associated factors of cardio-metabolic risk factors in seafarers of National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC).

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on 234 Iranian male seafarers of NITC in 2015. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) was diagnosed according to the reports of National Committee of Obesity. Three main blood parameters (of elevated total cholesterol, elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and elevated very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) and general obesity were included as additional cardio-metabolic risk factors.

RESULTS: The mean age of the participants was 36.0 ± 10.3 years. The prevalence of MetS was 14.9%. The common cardio-metabolic risk factors were excess weight (51.1%), abdominal obesity (38.5%), and smoking (27.8%) among Iranian seafarers. In multivariate analysis, age (OR: 1.05, 95% CI: 1.01-1.09) and body mass index (OR: 1.14, 95% CI: 1.01-1.27) were associated with the increase in hypertension risk.

CONCLUSIONS: Our finding showed that the current prevalence of MetS among Iranian male seafarers working on tankers can affect negatively their health and career at sea.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Maritime Health
Vol/bind67
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)59-65
ISSN1641-9251
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

Fingeraftryk

Cross-Sectional Studies
VLDL Cholesterol
Abdominal Obesity
Health
Iran
Hypercholesterolemia
LDL Cholesterol
Body Mass Index
Multivariate Analysis
Smoking
Weights and Measures
Research

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Baygi, Fereshteh ; Jensen, Olaf C ; Qorbani, Mostafa ; Farshad, Aliasghar ; Salehi, Seyed Ali ; Mohammadi-Nasrabadi, Fatemeh ; Asayesh, Hamid ; Shidfar, Farzad. / Prevalence and associated factors of cardio-metabolic risk factors in Iranian seafarers. I: International Maritime Health. 2016 ; Bind 67, Nr. 2. s. 59-65.
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Baygi, F, Jensen, OC, Qorbani, M, Farshad, A, Salehi, SA, Mohammadi-Nasrabadi, F, Asayesh, H & Shidfar, F 2016, 'Prevalence and associated factors of cardio-metabolic risk factors in Iranian seafarers', International Maritime Health, bind 67, nr. 2, s. 59-65. https://doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2016.0013

Prevalence and associated factors of cardio-metabolic risk factors in Iranian seafarers. / Baygi, Fereshteh; Jensen, Olaf C; Qorbani, Mostafa; Farshad, Aliasghar; Salehi, Seyed Ali; Mohammadi-Nasrabadi, Fatemeh; Asayesh, Hamid; Shidfar, Farzad.

I: International Maritime Health, Bind 67, Nr. 2, 2016, s. 59-65.

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