2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0066-782x2003001400002
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Abstract: Based on these results, in the community studied, the risk of coronary artery disease may be reduced up to 44% in men and 38% in women.

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“…These findings agree with those observed among all residents over 60 in Bambuí, a community in Minas Gerais State (28). Another epidemiological investigation conducted in the Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil also showed a higher prevalence of obesity and hypertension among women over 50 years (29).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
“…These findings agree with those observed among all residents over 60 in Bambuí, a community in Minas Gerais State (28). Another epidemiological investigation conducted in the Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil also showed a higher prevalence of obesity and hypertension among women over 50 years (29).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
“…Em Salvador (Bahia), cidade com elevada frequência de baixa escolaridade e renda, foi crítico o perfil de risco cardiovascular da população adulta 15 . Em Bambuí (Minas Gerais), foi encontrada associação entre escolaridade menor que 4 anos e maior risco para doenças cardiovasculares em adultos 16 . A presença simultânea de dois ou mais fatores de risco para doenças cerebrovasculares também foi verificada em pessoas com menor escolaridade 15,16 e da raça negra 15 .…”
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“…Almost half of the population between 60 and 75 years old will have a 20% chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next ten years, on the basis of the Framingham Heart Study scoring for predicting heart disease. 5 Another important matter is the increase risk of end-stage renal failure, considering the levels of serum creatinine directly associated with age. 6 The reasons for the excessive hospitalization among the elderly were determined in the Bambuí Health and Aging Study.…”
Section: Brazil Is Getting Older: Some Lessons From the Bambuí Healthmentioning
confidence: 99%