Volume : II, Issue : V, May - 2013

Prevalence of Behavioural Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Diseases Among High School Students in Urban Dibrugarh, Assam

Dr. Ekta Gupta, Dr. Tulika Goswami Mahanta, Dr. Ratna Sarma

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Background: The burden of Cardiovascular diseases in India is increasing at an alarming rate for the last few decades, comparatively at higher rate in urban areas. Objectives: To assess the prevalence of behavioural risk factors of CVDs among high school students of government schools in urban Diugarh. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 300 adolescents studying in class 8–10 of government schools using 2 stage random sampling. Data was collected using pretested questionnaire and statistical analysis was done using proportions and chi square test. Results: Prevalence of tobacco use was 96(32%) with 68(22.66%) being current users while alcohol use was found in 26(8.66%). Inadequate intake of green leafy vegetables(≤3 servings/week) was found in 156 (52%) and fruits in 210(70%). Added salt was found in 136(45.33%) and physical inactivity in 72(24%). Conclusion: There is need to reduce the risk factor prevalence of CVD to address the future epidemic of non communicable disease.

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Dr. Ekta Gupta, Dr. Tulika Goswami Mahanta, Dr. Ratna Sarma Prevalence of Behavioural Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Diseases Among High School Students in Urban Dibrugarh, Assam International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.II, Issue.V May 2013


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