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Title: Heart disease risk factors: prevalence and knowledge in a primary care setting, Audi Arabia
Authors: Taha, A.Z.
Bella, H.
Issue Date: 1998
Language: English
Abstract: The prevalence and knowledge of coronary heart disease risk factors among persons attending South-west Thogbah primary health care centre were assessed. A random sample of 227 male and female Saudi attendees aged > / = 18 years was assessed. The prevalent risk factors were diabetes mellitus [28.2%], obesity [37.9%] and lack of physical exercise [68.3%]. Diabetes mellitus was the most prevalent risk factor among males [55.6%], while obesity was the main one among females [42.3%]. Less than half of the sample knew about the risk factors and preventive measures. Knowledge of risk factors and prevention was significantly associated with educational level [P < 0.001]
Description: 293-300
Keywords: Risk Factors
Primary Health Care
Prevalence
Exercise
Diabetes Mellitus
Subject: Heart Diseases
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118117
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0402/emhj_1998_4_2_293_300.pdf
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