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Revista Costarricense de Cardiología

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GUZMAN PADILLA, Sonia  and  ROSELLO ARAYA, Marlene. Riesgo cardiovascular global en la población adulta del área urbana del Cantón Central de Cartago, Costa Rica. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2006, vol.8, n.3, pp.11-17. ISSN 1409-4142.

Aim: To determine and compare the Global Cardiovascular Risk (GCR) in a urban population of the central county of the province of Cartago, Costa Rica, through the application of different cardiovascular risk reference tables, in order to establish an applicable tool for cardiovascular diseases follow-up in a primary health level of attention in Costa Rica. Methodology: This is a descriptive, transversal study, from the CARMEN database (Conjunto de Acciones para la Reducción Multifactorial de Enfermedades No Transmisibles, Cartago, Costa Rica, 2001), that included 735 cases whose demographics, blood pressure and clinical laboratory data were available. Using the SPSS software, an statistical analysis was carried out by assigning a value to the variables according to the GCR tables used in the study. Results: More than 70% of the population included in the study was classified at low GCR according to the tables used. Analysis by sex and by the different cardiovascular risk factors was similar, except for diabetes mellitus. Concordance values for the Wilson table compared with the classic Framingham table were 0,82, 0.84 and 0,76 (IC95% 0,76 - 0,87) for the total of the sample, for men and for women, respectively. Conclusion: The use of GCR tables and their recommendations should be considered in the making decision process of the primary attention services.

Keywords : Global Cardiovascular Risk; Cardiovascular Disease; Risk factor; Risk factor tables.

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