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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 22-27
An Epidemiological Study Of Cardiovascular Diseases In Rural Community Of Jawan Block, Aligarh, U.P., India



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Ashok Kumar Agarwal


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Research Question: What is the status of cardiovascular disease in rural areas of U.P? Objectives: To study the spectrum of cardiovascular disease, under an internationally accepted classification with respect to risk factors. Study Design: Cross-sectional Setting: Jawan Block, District Aligarh (U.P) Statistical Analysis: Chi-square test Results: The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the study population was 4.15% with Hypertension being most prevalent (1.57%) sudden increase in prevalence was noticed beyond the age of 35 years which was statistically significant (p < 0.001). Prevalence of cardiovascular disease was more common among males; businessmen and professionals were also more prone to them (p < 0.001). The disease was also significantly high among obese, non-vegetarians, individuals from high socio- economic class (prasad’s modified classification) and those addicted to alcohol and tobacco.


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