הימצאות ומאפיינים של אוטם חד בשריר-הלב, יתר-לחץ-דם וסוכרת באוכלוסייה היהודית בנגב: תוצאות סקר הבריאות והתזונה בנגב

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence and characteristics of myocardial infarction, diabetes and hypertension in the adult Jewish population Results from the Negev nutritional study

נטליה בילנקו, דנית שחר, איריס שי, שמעון וייצמן, דרורה פרייזר

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Abstract

Background: Monitoring the prevalence of chronic conditions such as chronic heart disease, diabetes and hypertension in adult populations is essential for health services planning and identification of populations at high risk. Objectives: To describe the prevalence of self-reported conditions such as myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus and hypertension in the Jewish Negev population and the patterns of use of health services and dietary behavior of persons suffering from these conditions. Methods: A random proportional geographic cluster sample of the adult Jewish population (n = 1159, age 35+) from the Negev area was interviewed at home between 1998 and 1999. The interview included questions regarding chronic conditions, patterns of health services use and dietary behavior. Results: Men had twice the prevalence of myocardial infarction and underwent more invasive cardiac procedures than women. The highest prevalence of myocardial infarction and hypertension were found in Central- and Eastern European-born persons while the highest prevalence of diabetes was found in Western-born participants. Of the participants < 61 years of age, 19% reporting diabetes and 33% reporting hypertension did not use medication and were not adhering to an appropriate diet. Thus, one-third of those with reported hypertension and 15% of those reported as diabetics were not adhering to any treatment. The prevalence reported in this study was higher than the national data. Conclusions: The data collected showed a higher prevalence of chronic diseases among the southern Israeli population as compared with the national data. Among people with chronic diseases, high percentages are not treated. The information reported here may help in the allocation of health services for the south of Israel and in the identification of populations at risk.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence and characteristics of myocardial infarction, diabetes and hypertension in the adult Jewish population Results from the Negev nutritional study
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)17-21+79
Journalהרפואה
Volume142
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Chronic conditions
  • Diet
  • Health services
  • Jewish
  • Negev
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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