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Cardiovascular diseases risk factors among recently arrived Eritrean refugees in Switzerland

Chernet, Afona and Probst-Hensch, Nicole and Sydow, Véronique and Paris, Daniel H. and Neumayr, Andreas and Labhardt, Niklaus D.. (2019) Cardiovascular diseases risk factors among recently arrived Eritrean refugees in Switzerland. BMC research notes, 12. p. 668.

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Abstract

For the past 10 years, refugees from Eritrea represented the majority of asylum seekers in Switzerland. However, data on their health status remains limited. In this cross-sectional survey followed by a 1-year cohort study, we screened newly arrived Eritrean refugees for cardiovascular risk factors at arrival and 1-year post registration.; Among 107 participants (88.8% male; median age 25, 9 (9%) had a body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m; 2; , one (1%) had elevated blood pressure, one (1%) had diabetes, 19% smoked and two (2%) had a low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ≥ 4.1 mmol/l. Among the 48 participants (5 females, 43 males) followed, there were no significant changes in cardiovascular risk profile 1 year post-arrival.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medicine (MED) > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medicine (MED) > Clinical Research (Reither)
UniBasel Contributors:Probst Hensch, Nicole and Sydow, Véronique and Paris, Daniel Henry and Neumayr, Andreas and Labhardt, Niklaus and Chernet, Afona
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1756-0500
e-ISSN:1756-0500
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:02 Dec 2019 10:30
Deposited On:02 Dec 2019 10:30

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