High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a Western urban Turkish population: a community-based study

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Unal B., Sozmen K., Ucku R., Ergor G., Soysal A., Baydur H., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.1, pp.9-17, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2013.002
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-17
  • Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, obesity, smoking, Framingham risk score, coronary heart disease, prevalence, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, METABOLIC SYNDROME, EVENT RATES, TRENDS, MORTALITY, OBESITY, EUROPE, WOMEN, MEN


Objective: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the largest cause of morbidity and mortality in Turkey and in the World. Heart of Balcova Project is a community-based health promotion project that aims to reduce CVD incidence and prevalence through risk factor modification in the individual and population level. This paper presents results of the baseline survey that aimed to define CVD risk factors and risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Balcova population.