High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean).

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_75351780587D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean).
Périodique
Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis
Auteur(s)
Bovet P., Shamlaye C., Kitua A., Riesen W.F., Paccaud F., Darioli R.
ISSN
1049-8834
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1991
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Numéro
6
Pages
1730-1736
Langue
anglais
Notes
http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/11/6/1730.full.pdf
Résumé
In recent years, increasingly high rates of cardiovascular diseases have been recorded in the Seychelles. A survey was performed to investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in that population, which is shifting from its traditional habits to a westernized lifestyle. The Seychelles population is of predominantly black African origin. A sex- and age-stratified random sample of 1,309 subjects was drawn from 21,256 people aged 25-64 years. A response rate of 86% was achieved. The data showed a high prevalence of hypertension (25%) and cigarette smoking (54%) in men and a high prevalence of hypertension (20%) and obesity (21%) in women. Hypercholesterolemia (greater than 6.5 mmol/l) was found in 9% of men and 15% of women. High density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (mean +/- SD) were higher in men (1.42 +/- 0.49 mmol/l) than in women (1.36 +/- 0.34 mmol/l). High levels of lipoprotein(a) (mean +/- SD) were found both in men (319 +/- 362 mg/l) and women (328 +/- 415 mg/l). The high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors identified in the Seychelles indicates a pressing current need for effective preventive strategies.
Mots-clé
Adult, Aging, Alcohol Drinking, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cholesterol, HDL, Female, Humans, Lipids, Male, Middle Aged, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors, Seychelles, Smoking
Pubmed
Web of science
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28/01/2008 12:45
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