Low levels of ideal cardiovascular health in a semi-urban population of Western Nepal: a population-based, cross-sectional study.
Bishal Gyawali, Shiva Raj Mishra, Salim S Virani, Per Kallestrup
Heart Asia | Published : 2019
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the status of cardiovascular health among a semi-urban population of Nepal, and determine factors associated with ideal cardiovascular health. Methods: A population-based, cross-sectional study using a systematic random sample was conducted among 2310 adults aged ≥ 25 years in a semi-urban area of the Pokhara Metropolitan City previously named Lekthnath in Nepal. The ideal, intermediate and poor cardiovascular health were defined as the presence of 6-7, 4-5 or 1-3 health metrics, among a list of 7 health behaviours and healthfactors, namely smoking, body mass index, physical activity, fruits and vegetables intakes, harmful alcohol consumption, ..View full abstract