[Predictors of increased cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients in frontline facilities in Sousse, Tunisia]
AbstractWe 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
Ben Abdel Aziz, A., Gaha, K., El Rafei, W., Mandhouj, O., Ben Othman, A. et al. (2007). [Predictors of increased cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients in frontline facilities in Sousse, Tunisia]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117254
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (2), 319-325, 2007
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