Cardiovascular risk factors for people with mental illness.

  title={Cardiovascular risk factors for people with mental illness.},
  author={Sandra Davidson and Fiona Judd and Damien Jolley and Barbara A Hocking and Susan Thompson and Brendan Hyland},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  volume={35 2},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to document the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among people with chronic mental illness. METHOD A cross-sectional survey was conducted of 234 outpatients attending a community mental health clinic in the North-western Health Care Network in Melbourne, Australia. Prevalence of smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index, hypertension, salt intake, exercise and history of hypercholesterolemia was assessed. RESULTS Compared… CONTINUE READING
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