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Type Journal Article - BMC research notes
Title Total cardiovascular risk for next 10 years among rural population of Nepal using WHO/ISH risk prediction chart
Author(s)
Volume 10
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-017-2436-9
Abstract
Background
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Primary prevention of CVD based on total CVD risk approach using WHO/ISH risk prediction chart would be more effective to stratify population under different risk levels, prioritize and utilize the scarce resources of low and middle-income countries. This study estimated total 10-year CVD risk and determined the proportion of population who need immediate drug therapy among the rural population of Nepal.

Methods
A community based cross-sectional study conducted among 345 participants aged 40–80 years in rural villages of Lamjung District of Nepal. They were selected randomly from total eighteen wards. Data were collected using WHO STEPS questionnaires. WHO/ISH risk prediction chart for SEAR D was used to estimate total cardiovascular risk. Chi-square and independent t-test were used to test significance at the level of p < 0.05 in SPSS version 16.0.

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