Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States ; it is also a major factor in rising health care costs.
Risk factors for the disease are present in childhood, at the time when lifelong health habits are forming.
Thus, strategies for improving the cardiovascular health of children through programs and policy may be expected to have a maximum effect.
The cardiovascular health in children study identified the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in 2209 children age 8 to 11 years, attending 21 rural and urban public schools in North Carolina.
Schools were randomly selected from three regions of the state (coastal, piedmont, mountain) in which the frequency of cardiovascular disease differs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Politique sanitaire, Enfant, Facteur risque, Caroline du Nord, Promotion santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Prevention, Sanitary program, Health policy, Child, Risk factor, North Carolina, Health promotion, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556080
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.