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COVID-19 pandemic unmasking cardiovascular risk factors and non-communicable diseases among migrant workers: a cross-sectional study in Singapore

Docwire News, Singapore, 25 May 2022 - This study aims to report the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and other non-communicable diseases among migrant workers in Singapore admitted for COVID-19 infection, to highlight disease burden and the need for changes in health screening and healthcare delivery in this unique population.

SETTING: The study was conducted in the largest tertiary hospital in Singapore.

DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study.

PARTICIPANTS: 883 migrant workers who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection admitted to three isolation wards between 6 April 2020 and 31 May 2020 were included in this study.

OUTCOME MEASURES: The outcome measures were the prevalence of pre-existing and newly diagnosed comorbid conditions and the prevalence of CVRFs-diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia-and non-communicable diseases at the time of discharge. The OR of having specific CVRFs depending on country of origin was generated via multivariate logistic regression analysis.

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Source: https://www.docwirenews.com/abstracts/covid-19-pandemic-unmasking-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-non-communicable-diseases-among-migrant-workers-a-cross-sectional-study-in-singapore-3/

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