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Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in adults aged 40–79 years in Germany with and without prior coronary heart disease or stroke

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2015
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Title
Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in adults aged 40–79 years in Germany with and without prior coronary heart disease or stroke
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BMC Public Health, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1929-5
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Julia Truthmann, Markus A. Busch, Christa Scheidt-Nave, Gert B. M. Mensink, Antje Gößwald, Matthias Endres, Hannelore Neuhauser

Abstract

Control of modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors has substantially reduced CVD mortality, but risk factor levels in populations may change and need continuous monitoring. This study aims to provide current estimates of the prevalence of these risk factors in Germany according to sex and history of coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke. The analyses were based on data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1; age 40-79 years, n = 5101), which is a cross-sectional population-based examination survey. CVD risk factors were defined according to recommendations in the European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice 2012. The mean age was 57 years and 52 % were female; 493 participants had prior CHD and 163 participants a prior stroke. The overall prevalence of behavioural risk factors ranged from 17.9 % for high risk alcohol consumption to 90 % for low vegetable intake. Blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg was found in 21 % and 69 % had total cholesterol ≥ 5.0 mmol/l. Only 16 % met the targets for five behavioural factors combined (smoking, physical activity, fruit intake, alcohol intake and obesity), 13 % of those with and 16 % of those without CHD or stroke. The prevalences of most behavioural risk factors were higher among men compared to women. There is a high prevention potential from modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in the general population aged 40-79 years in Germany and among those with prior CHD or stroke. Risk factors are often co-occurring, are interrelated and require combined educational, behavioral, medical and policy approaches.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Unknown 80 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 18%
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Researcher 8 9%
Other 20 24%
Unknown 11 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 13%
Psychology 5 6%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 July 2015.
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#783,750
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,204
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#36,538
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#67
of 265 outputs
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