Clustering of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women in Southern Brazil: a population-based study.

@article{Fuchs2008ClusteringOR,
  title={Clustering of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women in Southern Brazil: a population-based study.},
  author={Sandra Costa Fuchs and Leila B Moreira and Susi Alves Camey and Marina Beltrami Moreira and Flavio D Fuchs},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 Suppl 2},
  pages={S285-93}
}
The association between clustering of risk factors and self-reported cardiovascular disease among women was investigated in a cross-sectional study using a multistage population-based sample. Participants were interviewed at home about diabetes mellitus, physical activity, and diet pattern. Hypertension was defined as blood pressure > or =140/90mmHg or use of anti-hypertensive medication. Cardiovascular disease included self-reported myocardial infarction, heart failure, coronary artery bypass… CONTINUE READING