Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Factory Workers in the Beverage Industries in Edo State, Nigeria

Authors

  • Awunor NS
  • Isah EC

Keywords:

Hypertension, diabetes mellitus

Abstract

Introduction: This study sought to determine the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes  mellitus, obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors among factory workers in beverage  industries in Edo State, Southern Nigeria.  

Materials and methods: An analytical cross sectional study was carried out among 349  respondents (201 respondents in the bottling Industry and 148 respondents in the brewing  Industry), using researcher-administered questionnaires, observational checklist and an in depth interview guide. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 16.0 and STATCALC with results  presented in tabular form. 

Results: Majority of the respondents fell within the age range 25-34 years. The mean ages of respondents for respective industries were; bottling 30.2 (±7.9) and brewing 39.8 (±12.2) years.  Majority of respondents were male (92.8%). This survey reported a prevalence of hypertension  as 98 (28.1%), diabetes mellitus 5 (1.4%) and obesity 29 (8.3%). One hundred and seventy one  (49%) respondents regularly took alcohol, 5.4% of respondents smoked cigarettes while 56.2%  were involved in regular exercise. Pre-employment medical examination was reported by 53.0%  of respondents. Recreational facilities were absent in both industries. 

Conclusion: This study has highlighted the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and  obesity in the beverage industries in Edo State, Nigeria; and the need to implement NCD  control strategies in the beverage industry. 

Author Biography

Awunor NS

 Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University,  Abraka, Nigeria;  



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2020-11-10

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Awunor , N., & Isah , E. (2020). Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Factory Workers in the Beverage Industries in Edo State, Nigeria. African Journal of Tropical Medicine and Biomedical Research, 3(1), 28-33. Retrieved from https://www.ajtmbr.org.ng/index.php/home/article/view/48