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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


OCHOA-VIGO, Kattia; ALVARADO-ZUNIGA, Carmen Rosa; MENDOZA-RAMIREZ, Mónica Graciela del Carmen  and  ROCA-MAURICIO, Lesly Estefany. Factors associated with non-transmissible diseases among academic and administrative personnel in a Peruvian university. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2021, vol.32, n.4, pp.224-233.  Epub Jan 19, 2022. ISSN 1018-130X.


: To determine the association between behavioral and metabolic risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with some demographic variables and comorbidities in teaching and administrative staff of a university institution.


: A descriptive study of association with a cross-sectional design was carried out. The research was carried out in the premises of the University (University Campus and Administrative Headquarters-city), according to programming, between the months of December 2018 to February 2019, with a sample of 150 randomly chosen participants. Chi2 test, Fisher's exact test were applied and Odd ratio (OR) with 95% CI was determined, being significant if the CI in the lower limit is greater than 1, in addition if the p value ≤ 0.05. Results: among the risk factors for NCDs, 21.3% of participants had some disease, 11.3% smoked and 25.3% consumed alcoholic beverages; 66.7% consumed vegetables improperly, 82% carried out poor physical activity and 87.3% had dyslipidemia; in addition, 10.7% had high blood pressure, 46.7% were overweight, and 27.3% had obesity. The risk factors for arterial hypertension were being male (OR = 3.59, 95% CI: 1.10-11.70), age ≥ 40 years (OR = 4.21, 95% CI: 1.15- 15.44), married (OR = 3.06, 90% CI: 1.01-9.31), previous illness (OR = 6.21, 95% CI: 2.09-18.36) and consume alcohol (OR = 4.66, 95% CI: 1.60-13.57). For obesity, being male (OR = 4.54, 95% CI: 1.97-10.46), residing outside of Barranca (OR = 3.12, 95% CI: 1.27-7.68) and High triglycerides (OR = 10.48, 95% CI: 1.37-80.33).


: The risk factors for NCDs in the University workers as well as the behavioral ones were the deficient physical activity, the low consumption of fruits and vegetables, the consumption of tobacco and alcohol; and are associated with metabolic and comorbidities such as hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia.

Keywords : Non-communicable diseases; risk factors; faculty; administrative personnel.

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