2012 Volume 39 Issue 4 Pages 530-534
Objectives To evaluate the blood lipid and glucose situation of medical staff at a Beijing Class A Grade III Hospital, and to provide further suggestions on related intervention measures.
Methods Stratified analysis was performed of blood lipids and glucose in medical staff at a Beijing Class A Grade III Hospital who received annual check-ups in the Medical Examination Center of Beijing Tongren Hospital in 2009 and 2010.
Results In 2010, as compared with 2009, significantly increased rates of marginally elevated total cholesterol and diabetes were noted in female medical staff, and abnormal HDL rates for both female and male medical staff were significantly higher (p < 0.05). The borderline-abnormal rate and rate of elevation in the blood lipids profile (including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides), the rate of impaired fasting blood glucose, and the incidence of diabetes all increased with age, and were more significant in male than in female staff. Compared with the Chinese national average blood lipid level, the results for the medical staff in all age groups were significantly higher (p < 0.05), although there were no significant differences for HDL in the 18-44 age group of male medical staff or for triglycerides in the 45-59 age group of female medical staff (p > 0.05). As compared with the 2002 rates of impaired fasting blood glucose and incidence of diabetes in the Chinese population over the age of 18, the rates for medical staff in the 18-45 age group were significant higher (p < 0.05).
Conclusion The blood lipid and glucose situation of medical staff at this Beijing Class A Grade III Hospital was not optimistic. Health management of medical staff should be strengthened. Therapeutic lifestyle changes are strongly encouraged, especially for staff with borderline elevated blood lipids and impaired fasting blood glucose.