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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Risk Factors in Women
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  • 1 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Public Health College, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • 2 Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery College, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • Correspondence should be addressed to Ali Dehghani, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Public Health College, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran; Tel: ; Fax: ; Email: adehghani42@gmail.com.

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease particularly coronary artery disease is one of the principal killers in women. However, it remains under diagnosed, under treated and under researched in India. Although the lifetime risk of dying from the heart disease is more than eight times higher than that of breast cancers in women, yet they fear more of breast cancers and neglect precautions for coronary heart disease. We conducted a hospital based cross-sectional study and collected data in order to find out demographic profile in females suffering from CAD in East Delhi. Data from Jan to Sept 2008 was collected based on case record form. Age-specific rates were less than 40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70 and more than 70 22.5%, 17.2%, 25%, 21.1%and 9.8%, respectively. The vast majority (82.8%) was Hindu in middle class (44.1%)and had parity more than three (78.3%).Out of 52% of HTN and 24% of T2DM patients,23% and 11.3% had known hypertension (KHTN) and known type II diabetes mellitus (KT2DM) with SBP≥140mmHg(30.6%) and DBP≥90 mmHg(22.9%), respectively. Demographic profile in this study may represent high rates in young CAD, smoking, HTN and DM in female. Thus, unfavorable trends in these risk factors provide the most likely explorations for observed trends and prevention in three levels.

Keywords

CAD, Risk factors, Women

  • * This paper has been published in Volume 1, 2016, Issue 1, Pages: 6-9
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