Coronary Heart Disease in Karbala Population Related to Central Obesity and Other Coexisting Risk Factors – Comparative Study
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 1980-1985
Abstractbackground: Around 6 years ago, a study has been published describing the prevalence of improvement life style behavior in Karbala population in the period between1/12/2004-1/6/2005.
Objectives: comparative study is conducted to estimate prevalence of improvement life style behavior in Karbala population and compare it with the previous study.
Setting: Coronary care unit (CCU) of Hussein teaching hospital.
Design: Prospective study.
Methods: one hundred patients participated in this study admitted in CCU during the period from 1/12/2010 to 1/6/2011, all patients newly diagnosed as having acute (MI) by selected criteria in relation to central abdominal obesity (W.C), BMI, age, sex, fat consumption, smoking, physical activity, alcohol, fruit and vegetable consumption.
Results: mean age (females 57.5 years, males 63.3 years) males 65%, females 35%, consumed saturated fat 54%, smoking 39%, Alcohol 0%, consumer of fat 54% fruit and vegetables 63%, W.C (males 96.7±12.9, females 99.9 ±16.4)
Conclusion: The comparative study shows an adverse results, improvements at certain aspects of life style behavior
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