Risk Factors

Jamrozik, Konrad D., Taylor, Richard J. and Dobson, Annette J. (2008). Risk Factors. In Kristian Heggenhougen and Stella Quah (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Public Health (pp. 606-615) San Diego, CA, United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00010-1

Author Jamrozik, Konrad D.
Taylor, Richard J.
Dobson, Annette J.
Title of chapter Risk Factors
Title of book International Encyclopedia of Public Health
Place of Publication San Diego, CA, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00010-1
Open Access Status
Year available 2008
ISBN 9780122272257
Editor Kristian Heggenhougen
Stella Quah
Volume number 5
Start page 606
End page 615
Total pages 10
Total chapters 30
Language eng
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
0807 Library and Information Studies
Abstract/Summary Risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease can be divided into three groups: fixed (non-modifiable), major modifiable, and other factors. Rather than showing evidence of a step function, the relationship between cardiovascular risk and each of the major modifiable factors – smoking, blood pressure, blood lipids, and limited physical activity – is continuous and graded. Dichotomizing individuals into ‘normal’ and ‘at-risk’ groups ignores the fact that the lifestyles of almost all members of the community could be improved to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. The pressing challenge is to broaden the understanding and application of this principle among both health professionals and policy makers.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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