Volume 13, Issue 4 (3-2012)                   yafte 2012, 13(4): 55-64 | Back to browse issues page

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Isfahan University of Medical sciences
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Background : The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between main CVD risk factors and healthy life style of housewives and working women. Materials and Methods: The current study was a part of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP). Data sampling was stratified multistage sampling in the women over 20 years old. Demographic information, nutritional status as Global Dietary Index (GDI), physical activity and smoking status were recorded. Blood pressure, anthropometric indicies, total cholesterol, LDL-c and HDL-c, TG, FBS were detected. Collected data were processed by T -test, chi square and logistic regression. Results: 5591 (92%) out of 6102, were housewives and the rest were working women.The nutritional status in working women was worse than the housewives. In contrast, the physical activity was better in working women. There were no significant differences between two groups regarding smoking. After adjusting for age, BMI, Lipid profile and blood pressure were the same in the both groups. Dyslipidemia, diabetes and obesity were not significantly different between two groups. Conclusion: Regarding the results, a more comprehensive interventional program for healthy lifestyle and risk factors should be carried out.
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Received: 2012/03/5 | Published: 2012/03/15