Accession Number : ADA159504
Title : Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in the U.S. Coast Guard
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Storm, Sperry C
Report Date : Mar 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 125
Abstract : This research project, in addition to assessing the fatality data for Coast Guard personnel over the past 6 years, identifies lifestyle priorities for a highly motivated group in the Coast Guard; the senior officers. It then provides information relating to the number of senior officers who have experienced some form of CHD and remained on active duty. The number of members over the age of 35 on active duty in the Coast Guard is identified. Conclusions include comments about the need for a Coast Guard health care prevention program similar to the accident prevention program, proof of the thesis statement and findings concerning the responsiveness of the survey group concerning physical fitness, tobacco, alcohol and medication use, and stress and tension levels. The responsiveness of the survey group indicates a high interest in a program which provides a basis to adjust lifestyle habits voluntarily for better cardiovascular health. A typical program which identifies CHD risk factors, and provides information for personnel self-assessment and correction where necessary is included for use by the Coast Guard.
Descriptors : *HEALTH SURVEYS , *COAST GUARD , *CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES , RISK , ACTIVE DUTY , PHYSICAL FITNESS , OFFICER PERSONNEL , ALCOHOLISM
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE