Using Framingham Risk Score, this study analyzed and assessed the risk of QP's firemen and non-firemen in developing coronary heart disease events within the next 10 years. In both firemen and non-firemen, low HDL level was the most prevalent risk factor (66.9%), followed by hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus and high cholesterol, which accounted for 31.9%, 19.6%, 12.5% and 11.5% respectively. On average, firemen had 7.4% risk of developing CHD events within the next 10 years; this figure was significantly lower than that in non-firemen, which accounted for 9.2% (P<0.001). Although more firemen smoked than non-firemen (28.4% and 12.1%; P<0.001), they were considerably younger than non-firemen (39.7 years and 44.6 years; P<001). Firemen in Messaied had the highest prevalence of smoking, diabetes and low HDL level, which brought their CHD risk to be the highest among all firemen. To improve the CHD risk among staff, a health intervention program consisting multiple risk management strategy should be initiated. While the proposed program should target all staff, a specific intervention should be given to improve the low HDL level in all staff and to intensify multiple risk management strategy to firemen in Messaied.

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