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Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors in Two Groups of Urban Populations

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Author(s): D.C. Mahajan | S.S. Birari | G.S. Khairnar | Y.P. Patil | V.J. Kadam | Y.M. Joshi

Journal: Asian Journal of Epidemiology
ISSN 1992-1462

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: waist circumference | lifestyle | Non communicable diseases | risk factors | hypertriglyceridemia waist phenotype

ABSTRACT
Unhealthy lifestyle makes urban population prone to noncommunicable diseases and its risk factors. In present study health risk factors in two groups of urban population having different lifestyle were determined. A total of 150 subjects: 75 policemen`s and 75 Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) employees having age between 35-50 years were involved in the study. Information was collected on behavioral risk factors, followed by anthropometric and blood pressure measurements and biochemical assessment. The groups were compared using Student`s t-test. Body mass index and waist circumference were correlated with continuous variable. Policemen had significantly higher (p

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