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Title: Prevalence and predictors of non-fatal myocardial infarction in Jordan
Authors: Nsour, N.
Mahfoud, Z.
Kanaan, M.N.
Balbeissi, A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: This study in May 2002, part of the Jordan Department of Statistics national crosssectional, multistage employment and unemployment survey, measured the prevalence of selfreported myocardial infarction [MI] and the association with modifiable risk factors among Jordanians aged 40+ years. Of 3083 participants, 183 [5.9%] had ever been told by a doctor that they had had a MI. The prevalence varied by age and sex; 128 [69.9%] of the cases were in men. Among males and females, self-reported hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia were significantly associated with MI and diabetes was a significant risk factor for women. There was a significant relationship between current smoking and MI but not with previous smoking. Exercise and body mass index were not statistically significant predictors of MI in both males and females
Description: 818-830
Keywords: Prevalence
Cross-Sectional Studies
Risk Factors
Diabetes Complications
Sex Distribution
Subject: Myocardial Infarction
ISSN: 1020-3397
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