:: Volume 6, Issue 2 (Iranian south medical of journals 2004) ::
Iran South Med J 2004, 6(2): 151-161 Back to browse issues page
Risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in Bushehr Port on the basis of The WHO MONICA Project The Persian Gulf Healthy Heart Project
Mohammad Amiri Mr, Seyed Reza Emami Mr, Iraj Nabipour Mr 1, Abbas Nosraty Mr, Dariush Iranpour Mr, Alireza Soltanian Mr, Zahra Sanjideh Mrs, Faramarz Koushesh Mr
1- , nabipour@bpums.ac.ir
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The majority of all deaths attributable to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are in developing countries. There is now a pressing need for developing countries to define and implement preventive interventions for CVDs. We used WHO MONICA Project protocols to measure trends in coronary risk factors in Bushehr Port in the Persian Gulf Healthy Heart Project. Coronary risk factors of 2092 , aged >= 25 years men and women were evaluated in a cross-sectional study. Of the studied population, 97.7% had at least one coronary risk factor, 44.3% of men and 69% of women had at least two coronary risk factors. The high prevalence rates of diabetes mellitus (8.6%), central obesity (59.4%), obesity (26.8%), hypertension (24.5%), smoking (15.7%), physical inactivity (71.1%), hypercholesterolemia (24%) and low HDL-cholesterol (61.5%) showed that coronary risk factors prevail in Bushehr Port. Therefore, preventive strategies should be implemented immediately to avoid cardiovascular epidemic in the near future.
Keywords: cardiovascular diseases, WHO-MONICA Project, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, hypertension
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/21 | Accepted: 2009/01/21 | Published: 2009/01/21

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