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Prevalence of coronary risk factors in a rural community of Andhra Pradesh

Kokiwar, P.R.; Rao, J.G.; Shafee, M.D.

Indian Journal of Public Health 53(1): 52-54

2009


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-557X
PMID: 19806833
Accession: 055156722

A community based cross sectional survey was carried out to study the prevalence of the risk factors for CHD and identify the high-risk groups in the rural community. 924 subjects of 30 years and above were investigated using structured, pre-tested schedule. Coronary risk factors were assessed. Statistical analysis was done by using Chi square test for prevalence of coronary risk factors in the age and sex groups. The prevalence of coronary risk factors ranged from 5.4 to 41.3%. Tobacco use, alcohol consumption, truncal obesity and sedentary life style were significantly prevalent among males. Whereas truncal obesity and hypertension among females. Behaviour change communication strategies targeting these high risk factors need to be emphasized to lower CHD related morbidity burden in the community.

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