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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-24

General health check-up of employees aged ≥40 years at a tertiary care hospital for their health status and to diagnose their health problems


1 Department of Cardiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Velam Vanajakshamma
Professor, Department of Cardiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Alipiri Road, Tirupati 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCSR.JCSR_58_20

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Background: The present study was undertaken to screen the employees of a tertiary care hospital aged ≥40 years to know their health status and to diagnose their new health problems. Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted with 487 employees of our hospital aged ≥40 years from November 2019 to February 2020. Study procedures included haemogram, fasting plasma glucose, fasting lipid profile, thyroid profile, renal function test, electrocardiogram (ECG) and abdominal ultrasound for both the genders. For female employees, additionally, mammograms and pap smears were performed. Results: A total of 487 hospital employees were studied. 43.5% were overweight and 17.0% were obese. Of these, 2.8% had abnormal ECG findings. A total of 131 (26.9%) new medical problems were detected. Among these, anaemia (8.0%), hypertriglyceridaemia (5.1%), hypothyroidism (4.5%), hypertension (4.1%) and diabetes mellitus (2.7%) constituted the major diseases. Conclusions: This study has proved that the general health check-ups are important to diagnose minor to major health problems at early stages and to treat them properly to cure the problem or to prolong the advancement of the disease.


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