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Knowledge and attitude of students in third year Faculty of Economics, University of Khartoum about cardiovascular disease’s Risk factors 2008

Knowledge and attitude of students in third year Faculty of Economics, University of Khartoum about cardiovascular disease’s Risk factors 2008

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Title: Knowledge and attitude of students in third year Faculty of Economics, University of Khartoum about cardiovascular disease’s Risk factors 2008
Author: Khalid, Rayan
Abstract: Back ground: Around 80% of cardiovascular diseases deaths took place in low and middle-income countries At least 20 million people survive heart attacks and strokes every year; heart disease has no geographic, gender or socio-economic boundaries AIM: This study was done to assess Knowledge and attitude of Khartoum university faculty of economics, third year students 2008 about cardiovascular disease’s risk factors. Methods: It was Descriptive cross- section, done in faculty of economics, in Khartoum University in august 2008. Sample size was n = 118. Results: When students were asked to name CVD risk factors they know from the list of many risk factors, they chose genetic factor (98%), followed by smoking (92%), obesity(74%), high blood pressure (53%), lack of exercise (49%), alcohol (48%), fat in food (34%), diabetes mellitus(28%), high salt intake (28%),rheumatic fever(25%) and use of contraceptive (21%). 26 students (22%); 1 female and 25 male were smokers, about (8%) of the students eat a lot of foods with high fats contents Recommendations: *The risk factors of cardiovascular diseases must be investigated in all age groups. * Dietary practices and lifestyle should be researched in depth to be able to design community-specific interventions.
Description: Knowledge and attitude of students in third year Faculty of Economics, University of Khartoum about cardiovascular disease’s Risk factors 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1737
Date: 2008


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