Do university students have high cardiovascular risk? A pilot study from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
AbstractA health screening was done in UNIMAS in August 2008 for 237 undergraduate students. Body mass index (BMI), waistcircumference (WC) and blood pressure (BP) were measured for all subjects. Total cholesterol and glucose levels werechecked for those who fulfilled the screening criteria. The proportion of participants with cardiovascular (CVD) risk factorswas high. The strategies for health promotion should not only be targeted to the older community but also to the youngercommunity.
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