Survey on Prevalence of Cardiac Disease and its Risk Factors in Adults in Turkey: 3. Prevalence of Heart Diseases [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(1): 26-33

Survey on Prevalence of Cardiac Disease and its Risk Factors in Adults in Turkey: 3. Prevalence of Heart Diseases

Altan ONAT1, Günsel ŞURDUMAVCI1, Mustafa ŞENOCAK1, Ender ÖRNEK1, Yavuz GÖZÜKARA1, Yaşar KARAASLAN1, Ufuk ÖZIŞIK1, Mehmet İŞLER1, Fehmi TABAK1, Remzi ÖZCAN1

In order to determine the prevalence of heart disease in 29.5 million Turkish adults 20 years of age or older, a survey was conducted in a random sample of 3689 persons living in 59 communities distributed over all the seven regions of the country. In the male adult any cardiac disease was encountered in 57 per mille, whereas in women any heart disease prevailed more often (69 per thousand) while coronary disease was observed in 33 per mille. Women were twice as frequently affected by hypertensive and rheumatic heart diseases. It was estimated that 1.860.000 Turkish adults were afficted with heart disease comprising 1.050.000 persons with coronary, 590.000 with hypertensive and 140.000 with rheumatic heart disease. The prevalence of cardiac disease rose rapidly with age: per thousand population, there were 8 in the age group 20-29.44 in that of 40-49, and 216 in the age group 60-69. The Black Sca and Marmara regions exhibited highest prevalence in regard to both coronary and total cardiac disease, while Central Anatolia and the Mediterranean regions disclosed lowest prevalence.


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Altan ONAT, Günsel ŞURDUMAVCI, Mustafa ŞENOCAK, Ender ÖRNEK, Yavuz GÖZÜKARA, Yaşar KARAASLAN, Ufuk ÖZIŞIK, Mehmet İŞLER, Fehmi TABAK, Remzi ÖZCAN. Survey on Prevalence of Cardiac Disease and its Risk Factors in Adults in Turkey: 3. Prevalence of Heart Diseases. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(1): 26-33
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