The North Karelia Project, a major demonstration programme for coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention, began in the eastern province of North Karelia in Finland in 1972.
A number of other national CHD prevention activities have also been undertaken particularly since 1977.
In the 1980s, a national strategy was developed for CHD prevention.
This paper reports the 20-year changes in risk factors in North Karelia and in the original reference area of the project and the 10-year changes in a third area in southwestern Finland.
The results are based on comparable surveys of cross-sectional population samples, aged 30-59 years, every fifth year since 1972.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Finlande, Europe, Homme, Variation temporelle, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Sanitary program, Prevention, Finland, Europe, Human, Time variation, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 94-0504127
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 199501.