Cardiovascular risk among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal smoking male prisoners: inequalities compared to the wider community

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p783
Academic Journal
The article presents a study conducted on examining the inequalities faced by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal smoking male prisoners with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF), when compared to males of similar age in the general population. It measures CVRF including smoking, blood pressure, and symptoms of depression. It reports that prisoners are at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease as compared to even the most disadvantaged in their community.


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