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Assessment of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors in Hormozgan Province

(2013) Assessment of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors in Hormozgan Province. Life Science Journal.

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Introduction: Presently non-communicable disease count for more than 42% of the diseases worldwide and it is estimated that till 2020 they would be cause of 60% of the diseases and 73% of the mortality. In epidemiologic studies importance of non-communicable disease is mainly estimated by calculating the risk factors. Methods: In this study which is a part of non-communicable disease surveillance in Iran, 1000 people were enrolled and divided in 5age groups in urban and rural areas, and WHO standard questionnaire was completed for main risk factors of non-communicable diseases which were smoking, nutritional status, movement. Blood pressure and BMI were measured and calculated. Results: Mean BMI was 24.2, 17% had a blood pressure of higher than 140/90, 28.4 had minimal activity, 9.9% smoked daily, 78% consumed less than 5 servings fruit and vegetables per day and 25% had 1-3 risk factors. Conclusion:Regarding this fact that 25% of the studied population had 1-3 main risk factors of non-communicable diseases, and according to severe changes in lifestyle and increased unsafe behaviors especially in 15-24 year old and 64-55 year old group, necessary interventions are required to increase general knowledge on decreasing the risk factors and hence the risk of non-communicable diseases. [Mahmood Nekoei Moghadam, Elham Ahmadizadeh Fini, Narges Khanjani, Leyla Vali, Emadaddin rafiezad, Mohammad Karim Dashtiyan, Akram Ahmadizadeh Fini. Assessment of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors in Hormozgan Province. Life Sci J 2013;10(12s):405-408] (ISSN:1097-8135).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: non-communicable, risk factors, disease
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات عوامل اجتماعی درارتقا سلامت خليج فارس
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3611

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