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Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A by Darwin R. Labarthe

By Darwin R. Labarthe

This publication offers a entire epidemiological point of view on cardiovascular ailments and research of measures for his or her prevention and keep an eye on in group and medical settings. excellent for either scholars and practitioners, the second one variation contains over three hundred tables, figures, and shows; and has been completely up-to-date to mirror the latest study within the box.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operate multiple surveillance systems, including those of the National Center for Health Statistics. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) began with periodic surveys first conducted in 1960–1962 and has now become a continuous data collection process with a complete new probability sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the nation as a whole every 2 years. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a telephone interview survey conducted annually in a probability sample of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Among persons age 20 or older, more than 80 million are estimated to have some form of cardiovascular disease (Table 1-4a). Included in this total are CHD, stroke, high blood pressure (HBP), and heart failure (HF), as well as other conditions. 1 a Ages Ն 20 years. Table 1-4a b CVD, cardiovascular diseases. c CHD, coronary heart disease. Source: Data from Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2009 Update. A Report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Committee.

The 30-year projections indicate a major increase in years of life lost from 2000 to 2030 for India and China and a similar relative (though much lesser absolute) increase for Brazil. The 2030 rate for the United States of 1661 years of life lost/100,000 population is not markedly less than that for China, 1863/100,000—but the relative population sizes of the countries contribute to a five-fold greater impact in China. Among 10-year age groups within the workforce, the 45–54 year age group generally experiences the heaviest burden.

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