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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.|
|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.|
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