A cross-sectional study of cardiovascular disease and associated factors.

  title={A cross-sectional study of cardiovascular disease and associated factors.},
  author={Farhad Islami and Marta Mańczuk and Rajesh Vedanthan and Lars J Vatten and Anna Polewczyk and Valentin Fuster and Paolo Boffetta and Witold A. Zatoński},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  volume={18 2},
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Poland. Data on risk factors of CVD in this country are limited. The presented study investigated risk factors of self-reported CVD within the Polish- Norwegian Study (PONS). METHODS PONS is an ongoing prospective study in Poland. The data used was provided by 3,853 participants, aged 45-64, during baseline interviews. RESULTS Prevalence of chronic diseases among participants was as follows: hypertension… CONTINUE READING
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