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Title: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in adult from Talca, Chile
Other Titles: Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular clásicos en población adulta de Talca, Chile, 2005
Authors: Palomo, I.
Icaza, G.
Mujica, V.
Nunez, L.
Leiva, E.
Vasquez, M.
Alarcon, M.
Moyano, E.
Keywords: Cardiovascular diseases; Obesity; Overweight; Risk factors)
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Sociedad Medica de Santiago, Chile
Citation: Revista Medica de Chile 135 (7): 904 - 912
Abstract: Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has several traditional risk factors (RF), and some of them are potentially modifiable. Aim: To determine the prevalence of most common risk factors in adult population in Talca in Central Chile. Subjects and methods: We studied 1007 subjects aged 18 to 74 years (66% women), living in Talca, selected by a probability sampling. They answered a questionnaire and anthropometry, blood pressure, lipid profile and blood glucose were measured. Results: Thirty seven percent of subjects smoked, 70.1% had a body mass index over 25 kg/m2 and 41% had an abnormally high circumference. High blood pressure was found in 37% (36% of these subjects were unaware of this condition), 44.5% had hypercholesterolemia, 21.5% had low HDL cholesterol, 40.1% had hypertriglyceridemia and 26.3% had high blood glucose levels. Conclusions: There is a high prevalence of risk factors for CVD in adult population from Talca. The prevalence of risk factors is higher than that reported by the 2003 National Health Survery.
Description: Departamento de Bioquímica Clínica e Inmunohematología, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile. Instituto de Matemática y Física, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile. Departamento de Salud Pública, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile. Escuela de Psicología, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile.
URI: http://dspace.utalca.cl/handle/1950/4889
ISSN: 0034-9887
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