Ulla Petersson

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BACKGROUND As cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most common causes of mortality worldwide, much interest has been focused on reliable methods to predict cardiovascular risk. DESIGN A cross-sectional, population-based screening study with 17-year follow-up in Southern Sweden. METHODS We compared a non-laboratory, consultation-based risk(More)
AIMS It is well established that the main cause of the development of cardiovascular disease can be found in unhealthy lifestyle habits. In our study, we wanted to explore the long-term predictors of self-reported lifestyle changes in a middle-aged population after screening for cardiovascular risk factors 10 years earlier. METHODS We conducted a 10-year(More)
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OBJECTIVE To study the value of screening for thyroid function in a screening program for hyperlipidaemia. DESIGN A screening study in primary health care. SETTING All individuals in a defined rural area, Söderåkra, Sweden, aged 40-59 years were invited to a screening programme at the local primary health care centre. PARTICIPANTS 782 individuals were(More)
Smoking is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Studies have indicated that smoking may outweigh the benefit of blood pressure (BP) control. Our aim was to compare cardiovascular risk factors in smokers vs non-smokers from a national sample of treated hypertensives. Data were collected on smoking habits, BP control, total and(More)
AIM To explore the association between baseline levels of insulin-like growth-factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1), a marker of insulin sensitivity, and the development of type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in a specifically defined middle-aged population. METHODS This cross-sectional population-based screening study was conducted in(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate potential sex differences, this study aimed to investigate blood pressure and lipid control and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease in treated hypertensive (tHT) patients from primary healthcare. DESIGN AND METHODS This cross-sectional survey of tHT patients was carried out between 2002 and 2005 by 264 primary care(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate antihypertensive treatment and other cardiovascular risk factors in primary health care. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey of consecutive patients with treated hypertension in 1999. SETTING 17 primary care centres in Sweden. SUBJECTS 512 patients (mean age 67; SD 11 years). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Antihypertensive treatment,(More)
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