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Title: Predictors of increased cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients in frontline facilities in Sousse, Tunisia
Author(s): A. Ben Abdelaziz, K. Gaha, W. Elrafei, O. Mandhouj, A. Ben Othman et H. Ghannem
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2,, 319

Abstract: We assessed cardiovascular risk factors among 456 hypertensive patients in 7 health centres in Sousse. Cardiovascular risk was estimated according World Health Organization recommendations. Mean age was 65.6 (SD = 9.8) years, male:female sex ratio was 0.18. Cardiovascular risk was not influenced by sex, age or residence. However, patients with longer duration of hypertension and more frequent co-morbidity had a significantly higher cardiovascular risk. In addition 45.9% of patients on monotherapy had high cardiovascular risk compared with 40.6% of those treated with 2 or more drugs (P = 0.02). Non-compliance was not found to be associated with high risk...

Addresses: Service d’Épidémiologie, CHU Farhat Hached, Sousse , Service de Néphrologie, CHU Fattouma Bourguiba, Monastir (Tunisie)...

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