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OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular health (CVH) is a relatively new concept defined by the American Heart Association (AHA). The aim of the present study was to assess whether the indices of CVH were discriminators of socioeconomic status (SES) in the adult population of the Republic of Srpska (RS). DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTING RS,(More)
Our aim was to assess the prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) in the adult population of Republic of Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its relationship with socio-demographic characteristics of participants. We included 4,170 adults (mean age 50.2 years; 54 % women) from the National Health Survey performed from September to November 2010(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine sex differences in the prevalence of cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics according to the CVH status. METHODS The cross-sectional, population-based study involved 2250 women and 1920 men aged ≥18 years that participated in the 2010 National Health Survey in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.(More)
BACKGROUND A relatively consistent body of literature, mainly from high-income countries, supports an inverse association between socio-economic status (SES) and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Data from low- and middle-income countries are scarce. This study explores SES differences in cardiovascular health (CVH) in the Republic of Srpska (RS),(More)
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