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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-23
Prevalence of ischemic heart disease among urban population of Siliguri, West Bengal


1 Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Cardiology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Sukanta Mandal
Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.44518

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Objectives: To determine the prevalence of ischemic heart disease and the associated risk factors among the urban population of Siliguri. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey of a random sample of the population aged ≥40 years old in the Municipal Corporation area of Siliguri. Study variables were age, sex, occupation, addiction, food habit, physical activity, body mass index, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram change. Results: Out of 250 individuals who took part in this study, 29 (11.6%) had ischemic heart disease (IHD) and 118 (47.2%) had hypertension. Males had a higher (13.5%) prevalence of IHD than females (9.4%). About 5% of the patients had asymptomatic IHD. IHD among the study population is significantly associated with hypertension and smoking.


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