Dept. of Health Research Govt. of India
World Health Organization
Name of the Project Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in industrial workers in Chennai, 2004-05.
Principal Investigator Dr Prabhdeep Kaur
Co-Principal Investigator(s) Dr TV Rao
Other Investigator(s) Dr R Ezhil, Ms Sudha 
Collaboration / Participating Centers Sundaram Medical Foundation Hospital, Chennai
Funding Agency / Sponsor Intramural and the industrial units
Budget 5 lakhs
Study Period 2004-05
Objectives Estimate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in two industrial units in Chennai, India
Description Survey of behavioral risk factors using structured questionnaires and anthropometric measurements were done in two industrial units. Blood samples were collected for the fasting plasma glucose and serum cholesterol.
Quarterly Reports (5-10 lines) The total study population included 2262 male subjects. Blood samples were collected for 2148 (95.0%) subjects. Age range was 18-69 years. Prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors was: current smokers 462 (20.2%), body mass index > 23 kg/m2 - 1510 (66.8%), central obesity 1589 (70.2%), hypertension 615 (27.2%), diabetes mellitus 350(16.3%), total cholesterol ≥200mg/dl 650(30.3%).
Significant achievements -
Publications Kaur P, Radhakrishnan E, Rao SR, Sankarasubbaiyan S, Rao TV, Gupte MD. The metabolic syndrome and associated risk factors in an urban industrial male population in South India. J Assoc Physicians India. 2010;58:363-6.

Kaur P, Radhakrishnan E, Sankarasubbaiyan S, Rao SR, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S, Rao TV, et al. A comparison of anthropometric indices for predicting hypertension and type 2 diabetes in a male industrial population of Chennai, South India. Ethnicity & disease. 2008;18(1):31.

Kaur P, Rao T, Sankarasubbaiyan S, Narayanan A, Ezhil R, Rao SR, et al. Prevalence and distribution of cardiovascular risk factors in an urban industrial population in south India: a cross-sectional study. JAPI. 2007;55:771-6.

Murthy BN, Kandala NB, Ezhil R, Kaur P, Sudha R. Statistical issues in studying the relative importance of body mass index, waist circumference, waist hip ratio and waist stature ratio to predict type 2 diabetes. Journal of Applied Statistics. 2011;38(9):2063-70.