Cardiovascular profile of physicians

Published: 21 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gpsvst86nt.1
Ruth Pius


We aimed to determine the cardiovascular health indices of a cross-section of physicians in Nigeria during the pandemic. Data on sociodemographic, work-associated, Covid-19, and cardiovascular factors, together with anthropometry and Fuster-BEWAT score (FBS): blood pressure, exercise, weight (BMI), alimentation, and tobacco were collected. FBS was used to assess cardiovascular health. Majority of the physicians had intermediate FBS. There was no statistically significant association between physicians’ cardiovascular health score and work-associated factors. These findings suggest that physicians need to pay attention to their cardiovascular health by adopting healthier practices. Dietary and exercise factors were highlighted as being the poorest among doctors and thus needing the most intervention.


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A questionnaire was used to collect the required data which included socio-demographics, Covid-19 risk, and exposure, vaccination status, personal and family history of CVD, dietary, exercise, and smoking history. Clinical measurements such as weight, height, blood pressure, and waist circumference were taken, and BMI was calculated.


University of Lagos College of Medicine


Cardiovascular Medicine, Physician, COVID-19