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Age trends in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Roma minority population of Croatia


Zeljko, Hrvojka Marija; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana; Smolej Narančić, Nina; Barešić, Ana; Tomas, Željka; Zajc Petranović, Matea; Miličić, Jasna; Peričić Salihović, Marijana; Janićijević, Branka
Age trends in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Roma minority population of Croatia // Economics & human biology, 11 (2013), 3; 326-336 doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2012.02.007 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Age trends in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Roma minority population of Croatia

Autori
Zeljko, Hrvojka Marija ; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana ; Smolej Narančić, Nina ; Barešić, Ana ; Tomas, Željka ; Zajc Petranović, Matea ; Miličić, Jasna ; Peričić Salihović, Marijana ; Janićijević, Branka

Izvornik
Economics & human biology (1570-677X) 11 (2013), 3; 326-336

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
CVD risk factors; Age trend; Health transition; Gypsy; Croatia

Sažetak
The Roma (Gypsy) are the largest European minority population characterized by poverty, social exclusion as well as by numerous life-style and cultural specificities, which all could have an adverse impact on their cardiovascular health. This study assesses the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk factors in community-based sample of 430 adult Roma, living in rural area of Croatia, by providing the actual and age-adjusted estimates using the European standard population. The most prominent classical CVD risk phenotypes (blood pressure, obesity, smoking, glucose and lipid profile) were selected, and the standard risk cut-offs were applied. The study has shown that compared to general population of Croatia, the Roma population bears a high CVD risk factors load related to smoking and high glucose level. The CVD risk factors prevalence in Roma also showed important sex and age patterns, the most imposing of which are the findings of higher prevalence of CVD risks in women (especially obesity and triglyceride levels) and the trend of higher body mass index (BMI) level in younger age group (18–34 years) which both stand in contrast to the trends characterizing the general population of Croatia. These findings are complemented by the trend of decreased risk in the oldest age group (65+ years) for all investigated CVD risk factors (with exception of triglycerides level) compared to the 50–64 age group. We conclude that the age and sex CVD risks pattern point to the health transition of this rural Roma population. As we expect the proportion of CVD in the Roma minority of Croatia to increase in the future along with further modernization of their lifestyle, the CVD prevention measures in this population are urgent and should be primarily targeted at women and at the younger segment of this population.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
196-1962766-2747 - Kompleksna obilježja i zdravlje stanovništva od djetinjstva do duboke starosti (Nina Smolej-Narančić, )
196-1962766-2763 - Molekularno-genetička obilježja populacija utemeljitelja - Romi kao model (Branka Janićijević, )

Ustanove
Klinička bolnica "Merkur",
Institut za antropologiju

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE
  • EconLit


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • Journal of Economic Literature
  • MEDLINE


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