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Title: [Predictors of increased cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients in frontline facilities in Sousse, Tunisia]
Authors: Ben Abdel Aziz, A.
Gaha, K.
El Rafei, W.
Mandhouj, O.
Ben Othman, A.
Ghannem, H.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: French
Abstract: We assessed cardiovascular risk factors among 456 hypertensive patients in 7 health centers in Sousse. Cardiovascular risk was estimated according World Health Organization centres Mean age was 65.6 [SD = 9.8] years, male: female sex ratio was 0.18. Cardiovascular recommendations risk was not influenced by sex, age or residence. However, patients with longer duration of hypertension and more frequent co- morbidity had a significantly higher cardiovascular risk. In addition 45.9% of patients on monotherapy had high cardiovascular risk compared with 40.6% of those treated with 2 or more drugs [P = 0.02]. Non- compliance was not found to be associated with high risk
Description: 319-325
Keywords: Hypertension
Risk Factors
Risk Assessment
World Health Organization
Antihypertensive Agents
Subject: Cardiovascular Diseases
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117254
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1302/13_2_2007_319_325.pdf
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