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Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 33 - 41

Coronary heart disease and associated risk factors in Qazvin: a population-based study

Fakhrzadeh H., Bandarian F., Adibi H., Samavat T., Malekafzali H., Hodjatzadeh E. and Larijani B.    

Abstract: In a cross-sectional study in Qazvin, Islamic Republic of Iran, 846 residents [425 men and 421 women] aged > / = 25 years were assessed for coronary heart disease and its associated risk factors comparing ischaemic and non-ischaemic groups. The age-adjusted prevalence of possible myocardial infarction, ischaemic ECG changes and angina pectoris were 4.2%, 36.8% and 2.2% respectively. There was no difference in the mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure and body mass index between ischaemic and non-ischaemic groups. There was a significant association between possible myocardial infarction and hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and smoking in women. There was also a significant association between ischaemic ECG changes and waist'hip ratio in women and between ischaemic ECG changes and hypertension in men.

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