Physician assessment of stroke risk in hypertensive patients in the Middle East and Africa: Results of the action survey

Kamal F. Badr, Khereddine M. Merad Boudia, Mohamed Alami, Waleed A. Khoja, Ali B. Belhani, Moustafa Nawar, Hany Ragy, Mohammad Ishaq, J. M. Muscat Baron, Ayman J. Hammoudeh, Suzan S. De Mar Youssef, Reine M. Nakhle, Amale G. Chalfoun

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Abstract

Objectives: In the absence of reliable, contemporary national data, the ACTION survey was designed to: a) provide preliminary data on stroke risk in the MEA (Middle East and Africa); b) describe the contribution of specific cardiovascular risk factors; 3) assess blood pressure (BP) control. Design and Patients: This was a multi-center observational study in nine countries in the MEA region. From 2003 to 2005, 562 physicians from a variety of specialties recorded observations of cardiovascular risk factors in 4,747 hypertensive patients, aged 54-80 years. The 10-year absolute stroke risk was calculated using a scoring system based on the Framingham Heart Study observations, and comparisons made with an age-matched cohort. Results: The mean 10-year stroke risk was estimated at 22.7% and was significantly higher for men (25.4%) than for women (19.5%) (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-279
Number of pages6
JournalEthnicity and Disease
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Cardiovascular risk factors
  • Framingham heart study
  • Middle East
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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    Badr, K. F., Merad Boudia, K. M., Alami, M., Khoja, W. A., Belhani, A. B., Nawar, M., Ragy, H., Ishaq, M., Muscat Baron, J. M., Hammoudeh, A. J., De Mar Youssef, S. S., Nakhle, R. M., & Chalfoun, A. G. (2007). Physician assessment of stroke risk in hypertensive patients in the Middle East and Africa: Results of the action survey. Ethnicity and Disease, 17(2), 274-279.