Validity of the New Cohort 1997/98 of the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study in Regard to Prevalence of Risk Factors and Heart Disease [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1999; 27(2): 104-109

Validity of the New Cohort 1997/98 of the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study in Regard to Prevalence of Risk Factors and Heart Disease

İbrahim KELEŞ1, Altan ONAT2, Vedat SANSOY2, Hüseyin Aksu2, Ali ÇETİNKAYA2, Beytullah YILDIRIM2, Nevzat Uslu2, Necmettin GÜRBÜZ2
1
2

The Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study, initiated in 1990 in order to examine cardiovascular risk factors, prevalence of coronary heart disease and death in a representative sample of the adult population, had sustained a loss of over 30% of its original cohort due to death and loss of follow-up over the past 8 years. In 1997/98 surveys, a total of 736 men and women were newly included in the study. This time participants were confined to the ages 30-70 years. Agreement of the new and old cohorts with respect to sex, age, risk parameters and prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) was examined. The new cohort, comprising 52% women and having a mean age of 49 ±10 years, was tested statistically with the old sample in regard to 16 parameters. Age, systolic blood pressure, smoking, HDL-cholesterol, blood glucose, and body mass index exhibited no significant difference among the two samples in both genders. No difference was observed also with respect to several other parameters either in men or in women. Women in the new cohort had slightly higher LDL-cholesterol and apo B concentrations, while men disclosed an increase in mean values of several parameters suggesting higher insulin resistance. Nonetheless, overall cardiovascular risk burden was estimated to be similar in both cohorts. The prevalence of CHD in the new sample population was detected as 6.2% and that of hypertensive hyart disease as 1.8%. The age-specific prevalence of CHD was considered to be similar to that of the original cohort.

Keywords: Epidemiology, prevalence of coronary heart disease, risk factors, Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study

How to cite this article
İbrahim KELEŞ, Altan ONAT, Vedat SANSOY, Hüseyin Aksu, Ali ÇETİNKAYA, Beytullah YILDIRIM, Nevzat Uslu, Necmettin GÜRBÜZ. Validity of the New Cohort 1997/98 of the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study in Regard to Prevalence of Risk Factors and Heart Disease. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1999; 27(2): 104-109
© Copyright 2019 Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
LookUs & Online Makale