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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 51) Last page : ( 53)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00010.0

Awareness of Conventional Risk factors among Dental Professional

Pavithra K.1, Lakshmi T2,*

1Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

2Reader, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: Lakshmi085@gmail.com

Online published on 12 June, 2018.

Abstract

Aim

To determine the prevalence of the conventional risk factors among dental professionals.

Background

All conventional risk factors are significantly associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Tobacco use also an conventional risk, Current smoking >10 cigarettes or beedi per day is associated with a significant increase in the risk of heart attack.

Method

cross-sectional analysis was conducted on saveetha dental college using post graduates students. Using Centres for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts to determine percentage. 20 questionnaires was prepared for 100 post graduates students to conclude the awareness about conventional risk factor among dental professionals.

Conclusion

87.5% of the post graduates had awareness about conventional risk factors.

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