Cardiovascular disease cases highest in the manufacturing sector

Posted on 27 Jul 2012

Health insurance claims for cardiovascular disease are highest amongst those working in manufacturing, according to insurance firm Legal & General.

There is a higher level of cardiovascular disease among manual workers. Of the five industries with the highest amount of cardiovascular claims, manufacturing was the largest, representing 43% of those claims.

The findings underline the disproportionate impact cardiovascular disease has on certain sectors.

John Delfosse, Legal & General’s consulting medical officer, said “These very interesting findings support the need to promote lifestyle changes encouraging a healthy diet, weight control and increased physical activity to minimise the future impact of coronary heart disease”