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The coexistence of major coronary heart disease risk factors in the coloured population of the Cape Peninsula (CRISIC study).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2371635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional study of risk factors for coronary heart disease in a random sample of 976 people from a South African coloured population revealed this group to be at great risk. The prevalences of individual and of coexisting reversible risk factors--hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension and smoking--were highest in the older subjects, who use medical services more often. One or more of the three risk factors was present in 80% of men aged 45 years or over. Smoking was the most common single risk factor for both sexes, and almost 30% of women aged 45 years or over were hypertensive. Hypertension and smoking was the most common combination for males and hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia the most common for females. Medical personnel could identify and treat these very-high-risk patients if they were to screen for all the risk factors after identifying any one risk factor. Younger people at risk and particularly younger men, who rarely utilise health services, should be reached at their workplace for early identification of risk factors.
K Steyn; J E Rossouw; G Joubert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-23     Completed Date:  1990-08-23     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group
Coronary Disease / etiology*,  mortality
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypercholesterolemia / complications
Hypertension / complications
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors
South Africa / epidemiology

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