2002
DOI: 10.1590/s0066-782x2002000500005
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Abstract: Original ArticleCardiovascular diseases are a major public health problem not only in our environment 1 but also worldwide, because they constitute the major cause of morbidity and mortality and account for the most expensive costs in medical assistance.Due to epidemiology, we have been able to identify the determinants and the aggravating factors of heart diseases or risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease, and their mechanism of action. With the appearance of population stud… Show more

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“…The higher prevalence rates in the study in Salvador may be due to the fact that the information was not self-reported, but obtained through direct measurements. Still, as mentioned above, the prevalence rates found in the current study are close to those in the international literature 6,12,24 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 91%
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“…The higher prevalence rates in the study in Salvador may be due to the fact that the information was not self-reported, but obtained through direct measurements. Still, as mentioned above, the prevalence rates found in the current study are close to those in the international literature 6,12,24 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 91%
“…Physical inactivity was the most prevalent risk factor in the study population, similar to the findings of a study in Chile (84.6%) 25 and two studies in Porto Alegre, in the late 1990s 24 (71.3%) and late 1980s 12 (69% and 82% for men and women, respectively). In addition, women were more sedentary, in agreement with the current literature 6,12,23 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 86%
“…The prevalence of hyperglycemia in our population was much lower than those reported by Gus et al 32 . The fact that individuals with diagnosis of diabetes mellitus were excluded from the present study would be contributing for the reduction of the prevalence of hyperglycemia in our population in the study.…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 78%
“…Também foi descrita a alta prevalência de outros fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares, como sedentarismo (71,3%; IC95%=68,6-74,0), sobrepeso e obesidade (54,7%; IC95%=51,7-57,7), tabagismo (33,0%, IC95%=31,0-36,8), níveis séricos de glicemia>126mg/dl (7%; IC=5,4-8,6%) e colesterol>240mg/dl (5,6%; IC95%=4,2-7,0). 25 Em Salvador, Bahia, no ano 2000, foi realizado estudo transversal com 1.298 adultos de idade igual ou superior a 20 anos, com o objetivo de estimar a simultaneidade de fatores de risco cardiovascular em população com e sem hipertensão arterial. Foram tomadas seis medidas de pressão arterial, em dois blocos de três medidas, em intervalo de dez minutos entre os blocos, utilizando-se aparelho eletrônico.…”
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