Investigation of the cardiovascular risk profile in a south Brazilian city: surveys from 2012 to 2016

Jamir Pitton Rissardo, Ana Letícia Fornari Caprara, Ana Lucia Cervi Prado, Martim Tobias Bravo Leite
2018 Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria  
The aim of this study was to investigate the cardiovascular risk profile of the participants recruited from stroke awareness campaigns in Santa Maria RS, Brazil, from 2012 to 2016, using the simplified version of the Framingham Risk Score (FRS). Questionnaires were used to evaluate 1,061 participants from 20 to 74 years old. Data on cardiovascular risk factors were obtained. The prevalence of risk factors and mean FRS for men and women were estimated. The FRS for women was 11.8% (moderate risk)
more » ... and 24.7% for men (high risk). The vascular age for women was 61.6 years, whereas the vascular age for men was 66 years. Two percent of women had hypertension and diabetes, while both these risk factors were present in 5% of men. Based on the data, the prevalence of stroke risk factors is worrisome, as are the numbers of individuals with moderate and high cardiovascular risk in Santa Maria.
doi:10.1590/0004-282x20180020 pmid:29742240 fatcat:d5kkqvdsyrcjlcrcv5sululwte