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Cardio-metabolic Risk Factors among Northern Mindanao Medical Center Regular Employees from April 2015 to June 2016.


Catherine L. Matanog,
Catherine  C. Verendia

Publication Information

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Northern Mindanao Medical Journal
Biennial (every 2 years)
Publication Date
July-December 2017


Critical occupational health hazards involving health care workers who often sacrifice their own well- being for the sake of others should be documented in order for an organization to address such health risks. Initial profiling of the cardiovascular health profile of the workforce is essential in initiating effective strategies for the occupational health program of the regular employees of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC). 

This is a descriptive prevalence study that evaluated 323 regular NMMC employees from the Medical, Nursing, Administrative and Finance divisions. Baseline anthropometrics (height, weight, BMI, waist circumference), blood pressure readings and blood chemistry (FBS, lipid profile) were taken for all employees who consented and participated in the study.

Data from the study show that there is prevalence of dyslipidemia (81%), obesity (56.9%), hypertension (16.6%), overweight (13%), prehypertension (9%), impaired fasting glucose (8.6%) and diabetes mellitus (4.9%) among the study participants from the Medical, Nursing, Administrative and Finance divisions. 14% of participants were smokers, 21% were alcoholic beverage drinkers and 90% were sedentary. There were more females (28%) who were obese than males (7.7%).

Cardio-metabolic factors of obesity, dyslipidemia (high LDL, low HDL), impaired fasting glucose, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and prehypertension are common among the regular employees of Northern Mindanao Medical Center who participated in the study. 


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