Epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in Greece: aims, design and baseline characteristics of the ATTICA study

@article{Pitsavos2003EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in Greece: aims, design and baseline characteristics of the ATTICA study},
  author={Christos H Pitsavos and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos and Christina A Chrysohoou and Christodoulos Stefanadis},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={32 - 32}
}
BACKGROUND In an attempt to evaluate the levels of several cardiovascular risk factors in Greece we conducted a population-based health and nutrition survey, the "ATTICA study". In this work we present the design and the methodology of the study, as well as the status of various baseline characteristics of the participants. METHODS From May 2001 to December 2002 we randomly enrolled 1514 adult men and 1528 adult women, stratified by age--gender (census 2000), from the greater area of Athens… CONTINUE READING
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