Screening of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Workers of a Construction Company in a Developing Country, Senegal

  • AS Mohamed
  • SA Dia
  • EO Ndoye
  • G Cisse
  • MC Gaye Fall
  • A Diaby
  • MM Soumah
  • M Ndiaye


Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in workplace and the global risk among workers of a Construction Company in a developing country.
Methods: It was a retrospective and descriptive survey over two years in a construction company in Dakar, Senegal.
Results: We collected 64 workers with a male predominance. The average age of workers was 44.9 years. Evaluation and analysis of cardiovascular risk reflected four levels: low in 78.12%, moderate in 15.62%, high in 4.69% and very high in 1.57%. Sedentary was strongly associated with moderate or high cardiovascular risk. Metabolic syndrome was strongly associated with moderate or elevated cardiovascular risk.
Conclusion: Our study reveals a high prevalence of cardiovascularrisk factors in Senegalese workers. It would be important to include a screening program and correct assessment of overall cardiovascular risk in this population.

Keys-words: Cardiovascular risk factor; Cardiovascular disease; Prevention; Workplace; Construction company


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