Gabrielle Jacklin Eler

Coronary Risk Assessment in Primary Care: A Descriptive Study

Ana Paula Gomes da Silva, Denise Albieri Jodas Salvagioni, Rosana Cláudia de Assunção, Simone Roecker, Henrique Yoshikazu Shishido, Gabrielle Jacklin Eler


Problem: The risk of coronary disease in the Brazilian population has increased along with other chronic non-communicable diseases and accounts for more than 70% of the mortality in this population. Aim: Determine the health profile and risk of coronary disease among youth, adults, and elderly people in primary health care. Method: A descriptive study was conducted in a basic health unit in Londrina city, Brazil. We interviewed 120 individuals. Their personal, anthropometric, and biochemical data; daily habits; history of disease; and coronary risk scores were analyzed using a mobile application. Results: The results showed 66.5% of individuals were overweight, 36.5% were physically active, 39% had hypercholesterolemia, 21.5% were hypertensive, 29% were smokers, 25.5% consumed alcoholic drinks, and 11% had hyperglycemia. The coronary risks were 88% and 68% in men and women, respectively. Conclusion: The results demonstrated a substantial risk for developing coronary heart disease in this population.


Coronary Disease;Primary Health Care;Chronic Disease;Obesity;Public Health;Risk Factors


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