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[Epidemiology of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Switzerland].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift. Supplementum
Publication Date
Volume
16
Pages
6–10
Identifiers
PMID: 6588552
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Before starting the health education program of the National Research Program 1A "Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Switzerland", a baseline assessment in a stratified random sample in Aarau, Solothurn , Nyon and Vevey was performed (1977/1978). Results show the magnitude of the preventive task. 50% of young women and men smoke, 12% of the population has high blood pressure. Only 25% of all hypertensives are well controlled. 14% of the population have elevated serum cholesterol values and 50% are physically inactive after age 30. Finally, 15.5% of those investigated show type A behaviour pattern.

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