Notes to editor
The heart age check was completed by 60,790 international respondents from September 2015 – September 2016. The respondents were not weighted internationally, but taken from a broadly representative sample.
The research was not designed to be statistically significant or represent a clinical trial. It was designed to identify correlations between heart health and workplaces.
The heart age check is not a medical diagnostic and is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent disease. The test is not suitable for those with existing heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes.
A more accurate heart age can be estimated if a user enters key risk factors, such as their blood pressure or cholesterol. If these are unavailable an estimate will be used based on the users age and gender and whether they have been diagnosed by a health care professional.
About the World Heart Federation
The World Heart Federation is dedicated to leading the global fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD) – including heart disease and stroke - with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, via a united community of more than 200 member organizations. It aligns its efforts around the World Health Organization’s related target of reducing premature CVD mortality of 25% by 2025. With its members, the World Heart Federation works to build global commitment to addressing cardiovascular health at the policy level, generates and exchanges ideas, shares best practice, advances scientific knowledge and promotes knowledge transfer to tackle cardiovascular disease- the number one killer. It is a growing membership organization that brings together the strength of cardiac societies and heart foundations from more than 100 countries. Through our collective efforts we can help people all over the world to lead longer and better heart-healthy lives.
Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.
We have 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 22,900 aged care residents.
We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.
Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.
For more information, visit www.bupa.com.