Study objective-To study differences in cardiovascular lifestyle risk factors and biological risk markers in early adult life, with special attention to age and sex differences.
Lifestyle cardiovascular risk factors included dietary habits, physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol habits, psychosocial strain, and mental stress.
Biological risk markers included anthropometric variables, arterial blood pressure, and serum cholesterol concentration.
Design-A combined individual and community based preventive programme, including health examinations.
Setting-All communities in the County of Skaraborg in south western Sweden.
Participants-Altogether 12 982 men and women aged 30 or 35 years who underwent health examinations over seven years.
Main results-In both sexes, biological risk markers studied were worse in 35 year old subjects than in 30 year olds.
Furthermore, a larger proportion of men aged 35 years were smokers and were physically inactive compared with 30 year old men.
However, dietary habits were better in both sexes in the upper age group.
At both ages there were also significant differences between men and women.
Women, compared with men, had better dietary habits and lower alcohol consumption but smoked more and experienced greater mental stress and psychosocial strain.
All biological risk markers were worse in men than in women at both ages studied. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Mode de vie, Tabagisme, Régime alimentaire, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Stress, Pression artérielle, Cholestérolémie, Biométrie corporelle, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Adulte jeune, Homme, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Life habit, Tobacco smoking, Diet, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Stress, Arterial pressure, Cholesterolemia, Corporal biometry, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Young adult, Human, Sweden, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0405075
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.