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dc.contributor.CRUESPUniversidade Estadual de Campinaspt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.titleSex differences in risk factors for coronary heart disease: a study in a Brazilian populationpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorCastanho, VSpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, LSpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorPinheiro, HPpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, HCFpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorde Faria, ECpt_BR
unicamp.authorUniv Campinas Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Clin Pathol, Campinas, SP, Brazil Univ Campinas Sao Paulo, Ctr Expt Med & Surg, Campinas, SP, Brazil Univ Campinas, Inst Math & Stat, Dept Stat, Sao Paulo, Brazil Univ Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Physiol & Biophys, Sao Paulo, Brazilpt_BR
dc.description.abstractBackground: In Brazil coronary heart disease (CHD) constitutes the most important cause of death in both sexes in all the regions of the country and interestingly, the difference between the sexes in the CHD mortality rates is one of the smallest in the world because of high rates among women. Since a question has been raised about whether or how the incidence of several CHD risk factors differs between the sexes in Brazil the prevalence of various risk factors for CHD such as high blood cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and cigarette smoking was compared between the sexes in a Brazilian population; also the relationships between blood cholesterol and the other risk factors were evaluated. Results: The population presented high frequencies of all the risk factors evaluated. High blood cholesterol ( CHOL) and hypertension were more prevalent among women as compared to men. Hypertension, diabetes and smoking showed equal or higher prevalence in women in premenopausal ages as compared to men. Obesity and physical inactivity were equally prevalent in both sexes respectively in the postmenopausal age group and at all ages. CHOL was associated with BMI, sex, age, hypertension and physical inactivity. Conclusions: In this population the high prevalence of the CHD risk factors indicated that there is an urgent need for its control; the higher or equal prevalences of several risk factors in women could in part explain the high rates of mortality from CHD in females as compared to
dc.relation.ispartofBmc Public Healthpt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofabbreviationBMC Public Healthpt_BR
dc.publisherBiomed Central Ltdpt_BR
dc.identifier.citationBmc Public Health. Biomed Central Ltd, v. 1, 2001.pt_BR
dc.sourceWeb of Sciencept_BR
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