Precursors of atherosclerotic and hypertensive diseases among adolescents in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

@article{Kebede1993PrecursorsOA,
  title={Precursors of atherosclerotic and hypertensive diseases among adolescents in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.},
  author={Derege Kebede and T Ketsela},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1993},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={787-94}
}
The present study measured the prevalence of the precursors of atherosclerosis among 519 adolescents selected from high-school students in Addis Ababa. Also assessed was their knowledge about these precursors and about the hazards of smoking and of heavy alcohol consumption. A total of 13.8% of the adolescents smoked, 11.6% had a sedentary lifestyle, 9.2% consumed alcohol heavily, 14.1% were obese, 30.3% had one risk factor, and 4.4% had two risk factors for atherosclerosis. Altogether, 58% had… CONTINUE READING

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