TITLE

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISKS IN WOMEN

AUTHOR(S)
Long, Debra; Waldrep, Staci; Hernandez, Barbara; Strickland, George
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p143
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., yet research demonstrates a lack of risk awareness among women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate CVD knowledge among female participants (N=104) by age and race. Age categories were <25 years, 25-44 years, and 45 years and older. Race categories were white and non-white. The Check Your Healthy Heart I.Q. instrument (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2004) was used. Using ANOVA (p < .05), there was a significant difference between age categories (p = . 001), but no significant difference between races (p = .38). Results indicate a need for educational interventions, particularly among younger women.
ACCESSION #
23652075

 

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