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dc.contributor.authorHamer, Mark
dc.contributor.authorMalan, Nico T.
dc.contributor.authorSchutte, Alta E.
dc.contributor.authorHuisman, Hugo W.
dc.contributor.authorMalan, Leoné
dc.identifier.citationHamer, M. et al. 2015. Progression of cardiovascular risk factors in black Africans: 3 year follow up of the SABPA cohort study. Atherosclerosis, 238:52-54 []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1879-1484 (Online)
dc.description.abstractRecent work identified a high prevalence of modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among urban black South Africans. The aim was to track the progression of CVD risk factors in a multi-ethnic sample of South Africans. Participants were 173 black (aged 47.5 ± 7.8 yrs) and 186 white teachers (aged 49.6 ± 9.9 yrs) that were examined at baseline and 3 years follow-up. Blacks demonstrated a substantially higher prevalence of composite CVD burden (defined as history of physician diagnosed heart disease, use of anti-hypertensives, anti-diabetic, or statin medications at either time point) compared to whites (49.1 vs. 32.0%, p = 0.012) respectively. After controlling for baseline, the black participants demonstrated greater increases in 24 h systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, fasting glucose, fibrinogen, D-dimer, and waist circumference in comparison with whites. In summary, an adverse progression of CVD risk factors was observed in the whole sample, although to a larger degree in black participants. Aggressive treatment strategies for controlling risk factors in black Africans are needed to reduce the increasing burden of CVD in South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectblack Africanen_US
dc.subjectcardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.titleProgression of cardiovascular risk factors in black Africans: 3 year follow up of the SABPA cohort studyen_US
dc.contributor.researchID22684808 - Hamer, Mark
dc.contributor.researchID10062718 - Huisman, Hugo Willem
dc.contributor.researchID10060871 - Malan, Leoné
dc.contributor.researchID10056173 - Malan, Nicolaas Theodor
dc.contributor.researchID10922180 - Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth

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