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Title: [Distribution of cardiovascular risk factors in coronary patients in Sahel Tunisia]
Authors: Lihioui, M.
Boughzala, E.
Ben Farhat, M.
Ammar, H.
Chaouech, A.
Jemaa, R.
Kaabachi, N.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: French
Abstract: We evaluated cardiovascular risk factors and their association in patients in Sahel, hospitalized for coronary disease over the period 1994-1998. The clinical features of 3455 patients [72.4% men, 1741 with myocardial infarction, 1714 with unstable angina] were analysed on hospital admission. The prevalence of smoking, dyslipidaemia, hypertension, diabetes and obesity was 77.4%, 39.4%, 28.5%, 42.5% and 25.1% respectively in men and 2.9%, 43.7%, 59.2%, 56.6% and 31.9% respectively in women. With this risk factor profile a national strategy of primary prevention and heart health promotion is needed in Tunisia
Description: 536-543
Keywords: Risk Factors
Diabetes Mellitus
Body Mass Index
Subject: Coronary Artery Disease
ISSN: 1020-3397
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