Cardiovascular health of the elderly

Submitted: May 24, 2016
Accepted: May 24, 2016
Published: June 22, 2016
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Within the Osservatorio Epidemiologico Cardiovascolare/Health Examination Survey 426 men and 376 women, ages 75-79 years, randomly selected from the general population were examined. Participation rate was 50%; within men 78% were hypertensives, 36% had high serum cholesterol, 28% were diabetics, 25% were obese; within women 81% were hypertensives, 55% had high cholesterol, 19% were diabetics, 37% were obese. Preventive actions at individual and community level are urgent, also at this age range.


Nell’ambito dell’Osservatorio Epidemiologico Cardiovascolare/Health Examination Survey sono stati esaminati 426 uomini e 376 donne di età compresa fra 75-79 anni, estratti casualmente dalla popolazione generale. Il tasso di partecipazione è stato del 50%; fra gli uomini il 78% era iperteso, il 36% ipercolesterolemico, il 28% diabetico e il 25% obeso; fra le donne l’81% era ipertesa, il 55% ipercolesterolemica, il 19% diabetica, il 37% obesa. Azioni di prevenzione a livello individuale e collettivo sono urgenti sulla popolazione generale, anche in questa fascia di età.



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Giampaoli, Simona, and Diego Vanuzzo. 2016. “Cardiovascular Health of the Elderly”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 84 (1-2).