Neetu Gopinath

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A community-based epidemiological survey of coronary heart disease and its risk factors was carried out over the period 1984-87 on a random sample of adults aged 25-64 years: 13,723 adults living in Delhi and 3375 in adjoining rural areas. ECG examination and analysis of fasting blood samples for lipids were performed on subjects with the disease and(More)
A community based survey of coronary heart disease (CHD) was carried out on a random urban sample of 13,723 adults in the age group 25-64 yr in Delhi, India. CHD was diagnosed either on the basis of clinical history supported by documentary evidence of treatment in a hospital or at home; or on ECG evidence in accordance with the Minnesota Code. The overall(More)
BACKGROUND The quantity and type of dietary fat is known to affect plasma lipid concentration and hence the choice of cooking oil is important to lower the risk of coronary heart disease. Rice bran oil, which was not popular worldwide, is slowly being recognized as a 'healthy' oil in India. We assessed if rice bran oil had hypolipidaemic effects in subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and predictors of smoking in urban India. DESIGN Cross sectional. SETTING Delhi, urban India, 1985-6. SUBJECTS Random sample of 13,558 men and women aged 25-64 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Smoking prevalence; subjects who were currently smoking and who had smoked > or = 100 cigarettes or beedis or chuttas in(More)
A community based survey for the prevalence of hypertension was carried out on a random urban sample of 13,723 adults in the age group 25-64 yr from the Union Territory of Delhi (India). Hypertension was defined as systolic pressure greater than 160 mm Hg and/or a diastolic pressure greater than 90 mm Hg or a history of current antihypertensive medication.(More)
BACKGROUND Blood pressure in childhood is the most powerful predictor of hypertension in adults. Norms for blood pressure in children are based on the age- and height-specific distribution of blood pressure in a reference sample of healthy children. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional survey of school-children in the age group 5 to 14 years in south(More)
Fresh cardiac valvular tissues and atrial appendages removed from 106 Indian patients with rheumatic heart disease at the time of corrective cardiac surgery were examined to determine the characteristics of valvular interstitial lymphocytic infiltrates using conventional histologic staining along with indirect immunofluorescent techniques. Precise(More)
The prevalence of obesity and its associations were assessed during a community based epidemiological survey of coronary heart disease on a randomised sample of 13,414 adults in the age group 25-64 years living in urban Delhi. Body Mass Index (BMI) > 25 was considered to be the cut off point for defining obesity. By this criterion, the overall prevalence(More)
A community based dietary survey was carried out in 906 adults (25-64 yr) from 489 families in Delhi urban population and 275 adults from 196 families in rural population of Gurgaon district (Haryana state). A combination of 24 h recall and weightment method was used to assess the individual dietary intake. Daily average intake of various nutrients was(More)