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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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HERRERA-MORBAN, Demian Arturo et al. Cardiovascular health situation in the Dominican Republic. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2022, vol.4, n.2, pp.43-49. ISSN 2664-2891.

Introduction: Cardiovascular health comprises a set of variables that interact with each other (between non-modifiable factors and modifiable factors) to modify the risk of suffering a cardiovascular event (CVD). Material and Methods: An online survey based on Google Forms was conducted to measure cardiovascular health in the adult population in the Dominican Republic. A questionnaire prepared by the authors based on the DUCTH criteria for hypercholesterolemia was used. Results: The sociodemographic characteristics of the participants were heterogeneous, 60% of the participants had a pathological family history, 55% were physical inactive, observing 70% had no or minimum intake of yogurt, same behavior was observed in 44% of the sample related to milk intake, yet 94% had a frequent intake of meat. Conclusion: The cardiovascular health of Dominicans has a lower quality associated with a higher consumption of meat and tobacco and a lower amount of exercise; This behavior may have been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic or the characteristics of the region.

Keywords : hypercholesterolemia; health; eating; tobacco use disorder; exercise.

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