Low prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease in rural Tanzania.
A community-based survey was used to assess the prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) in rural Tanzanians.
In all, 8581 subjects (3705 men, 4876 women) aged >=15 years in eight villages in three regions in rural Tanzania representing a range of socioeconomic deprivation were studied.
The main outcome measures were serum cholesterol and triglyceride level, blood pressure and prevalence of dyslipidaemia, hypertension, smoking, overweight, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and diabetes; as well as ECG changes.
Mean serum cholesterol levels in men were 4.2, 3.4 and 3.7 mmol/l, and in women 4.4 3.6 and 3.9 mmol/l in Kilimanjaro, Morogoro and Mara regions respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Prévalence, Tanzanie, Afrique, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Milieu rural, Homme, Etude transversale, Etude MONICA
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Prevalence, Tanzania, Africa, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Cardiovascular disease, Rural environment, Human, Cross sectional study
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Cote : 93-0601971
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 199406.