Risk factors for coronary heart disease in the black population of the Cape Peninsula. The BRISK study.

@article{Steyn1991RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for coronary heart disease in the black population of the Cape Peninsula. The BRISK study.},
  author={Krisela Steyn and Pieter Jooste and Lesley T Bourne and Jean Fourie and Charl J. Badenhorst and David E Bourne and Marietjie L. Langenhoven and Carl J. Lombard and H Truter and Judith M. Katzenellenbogen},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1991},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={480-5}
}
A cross-sectional study of risk factors for ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in a random sample of 986 black people aged 15-64 years living in the Cape Peninsula revealed a population at lower risk for IHD than other South Africans. Blood pressures of 140/95 mmHg or above were found in 14.4% of males and 13.7% of females. Fifty-two per cent of males and 8.4… CONTINUE READING