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|Title: ||Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Elderly Population of Alentejo: Integrative Review|
|Authors: ||Marques, Maria do Céu Mendes|
Ribeiro de Deus, J.
|Keywords: ||Cardiovascular diseases|
|Issue Date: ||2020|
|Publisher: ||Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society. IGI Global|
|Citation: ||Marques, M. D., Vaz, A. F., Leite, A. S., Araújo, C. S., Condeço, C. R., & Ribeiro de Deus, J. (2020). Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Elderly Population of Alentejo: Integrative Review. In C. Fonseca, M. Lopes, D. Mendes, F. Mendes, & J. García-Alonso (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society (pp. 185-195). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9818-3.ch014|
|Abstract: ||The objective of this chapter is to identify cardiovascular risk factors in the elderly and their prevalence
in the elderly population of Alentejo. The research question was elaborated according to the PI[C]OD
methodology. The prevalence studies included allow the authors to identify the risk factors with the
greatest impact on cardiovascular diseases, with the analysis of at least one of the factors (hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, alcoholism, and sedentary lifestyle) and their
prevalence in the elderly from the region of Alentejo. The results present the prevalence of cardiovascular
risk factors, mainly at the national level, compared to those at the regional level, with a small number of
exclusive studies in the Alentejo region, while simultaneously disaggregating the results by age group.
From the data obtained, it can be concluded that the prevalence of risk factors is generally increased in
the elderly population and, consequently, in Alentejo, because it is a region in the interior of the country
that is predominantly rural and very old.|
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