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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 27, 2016

Heart Health in the Workplace

JAMA. 2016;316(12):1251. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12884

A recent CDC survey showed that workplace efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease may get the most bang for their buck in the social services and transportation fields.

Using data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the investigators analyzed responses from nearly 67 000 participants in 21 states who answered questions about their occupation and 7 “ideal” cardiovascular health habits established by the American Heart Association. Specifically, the investigators asked whether participants smoked; were physically active; had healthy blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol levels; were overweight or obese; and ate a healthful diet.

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