Awareness, knowledge, and perception of heart disease among adolescents

@article{Vanhecke2006AwarenessKA,
  title={Awareness, knowledge, and perception of heart disease among adolescents},
  author={T. Vanhecke and Wendy M. Miller and B. Franklin and J. E. Weber and P. McCullough},
  journal={European Journal of Preventive Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13},
  pages={718 - 723}
}
Background Perceptions of cardiovascular risk among adolescents have not been studied recently. The rise in unattended risk factors and the obesity pandemic have created calculable cardiovascular disease risk in the adolescent population. Design We sought to assess the awareness, level of knowledge, and perception of cardiovascular disease in an adolescent population. Methods We administered a survey designed to collect data on demographics, beliefs regarding risk factor importance, perceived… Expand
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