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Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in relation to socio-demographic profile of the life course study in cardiovascular disease epidemiology study (LIFECARE) Philippine cohort.

Author

Felix Eduardo R. Punzalan,
Rody G. Sy,
Olivia T. Sison,
Nina  T. Castillo-Carandang,
Wilbert Allan G. Gumatay,
Paul Ferdinand M. Reganit,
Paulette D. Nacpil-Dominguez,
Queenie G. Ngalob,
Felicidad V. Velandria,
Elmer Jasper B. Llanes

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Department of Medicine - Philippine General Hospital - University of the Philippines Manila

College of Medicine - University of the Philippines Manila

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Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Acta Medica Philippina
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
April-June 2014
Volume
48
Issue
2
Page(s)
62-69

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution of the clinical cardiovascular risk profile of the LIFECARE Philippine cohort in relation to its socio-demographic factors.
METHODS: We recruited a total of 3,072 apparently healthy participants from Manila and nearby provinces of Rizal, Batangas, Bulacan and Quezon. Face-to-face interview was done to obtain socio-demographic data. Baseline clinical parameters and biochemical tests were obtained. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors was determined by sex, place of residence, level of education and employment.
RESULTS: Overall prevalence of diabetes mellitus was at 5%, similar between sexes, area class, educational attainment and employment status. More smokers were male, employed or with an elementary level of education. Prevalence of hypertension was at 14.5% and was seen more in males, urban dwellers, employed or with an elementary level of education. Dyslipidemia was seen more in males, living in the rural areas, employed or with a college level of education. Lastly, obese participants were seen more in females, living in urban areas, employed with a college level of education.
CONCLUSION: Older, male and employed participants who are living in the urban areas have more cardiovascular risk factors.

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