Cardiovascular health of the elderly

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2015.725

Authors

  • Simona Giampaoli | simona.giampaoli@iss.it Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy.
  • Diego Vanuzzo Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy.

Abstract

Within the Osservatorio Epidemiologico Cardiovascolare/Health Examination Survey 426 men and 376 women, ages 75-79 years, randomly selected from the general population were examined. Participation rate was 50%; within men 78% were hypertensives, 36% had high serum cholesterol, 28% were diabetics, 25% were obese; within women 81% were hypertensives, 55% had high cholesterol, 19% were diabetics, 37% were obese. Preventive actions at individual and community level are urgent, also at this age range.

Riassunto

Nell’ambito dell’Osservatorio Epidemiologico Cardiovascolare/Health Examination Survey sono stati esaminati 426 uomini e 376 donne di età compresa fra 75-79 anni, estratti casualmente dalla popolazione generale. Il tasso di partecipazione è stato del 50%; fra gli uomini il 78% era iperteso, il 36% ipercolesterolemico, il 28% diabetico e il 25% obeso; fra le donne l’81% era ipertesa, il 55% ipercolesterolemica, il 19% diabetica, il 37% obesa. Azioni di prevenzione a livello individuale e collettivo sono urgenti sulla popolazione generale, anche in questa fascia di età.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published
2016-06-22
Info
Issue
Section
Cardiac Area - Seminar SICGe-GICR
Statistics
  • Abstract views: 690

  • PDF: 436
How to Cite
Giampaoli, Simona, and Diego Vanuzzo. 2016. “Cardiovascular Health of the Elderly”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 84 (1-2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2015.725.

Most read articles by the same author(s)

Similar Articles

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.