Cardiovascular risk factors in semi-urban communities in southwest Nigeria: Patterns and prevalence.

  title={Cardiovascular risk factors in semi-urban communities in southwest Nigeria: Patterns and prevalence.},
  author={Rotimi Oluyombo and Michael Adeyemi Olamoyegun and Oluwasegun Olaifa and Sandra Omozehio Iwuala and Oluwole Adeyemi Babatunde},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and global health},
  volume={5 2},
INTRODUCTION Over 80% of cardiovascular deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries; most of these deaths are due to modifiable risk factors. The study aimed at estimating the prevalence and pattern of major cardiovascular risk factors in both men and women older than 18 years. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular risk factors among semi-urban dwellers in Ekiti State, south-western, Nigeria. 750 participants were drawn from 10 communities. The instrument used… CONTINUE READING
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