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Introduction: Several risk factors contribute to cardiovascular diseases, such as age, gender, and ethnicity. Positive family history being overweight and obese is also an additional risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Other lifestyle factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease are smoking, stress, cell phone usage, and physical inactivity, consumption of alcohol, increased salt intake, reduced potassium intake. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with low levels of stress and healthy eating habits with proper exercise could prevent cardiovascular disease to a large extent.
Aim: The objectives of the study were to assess the awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors among IT professionals. Materials and methods: A survey was carried out among 100 IT professionals belonging to 25 to 45 years of age group approximately in the year 2020. Online survey consisted of 15 questions that were distributed to the study population through google forms. SPSS statistical analysis was done. Association graphs for analysis were done using pearson Chi square. The results were collected and data were analysed.
Results: The results was collected and data was analysed.The awareness on risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, among which 32% were aware ,33% were not aware and 35% responded as may be aware.This survey also depicts that sedentary job setting and stress is a major cause of cardiovascular disease for which 18% said yes, 38% said no and 44% said it may be. Pearson Chi square analysis showed that there is no association between the age and awareness of the respondents.
Conclusion:This survey can be concluded that there was low level of awareness about cardiovascular disease risk factors among IT professionals.