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Epidemiological characteristics of people with cardiovascular diseases in the region of Shtip

By Milka Zdravkovska, Biserka Stojmenova – Runteva and Marija Darkovska-Serafimovska


Cardiovascular diseases are the main death cause in the developing, and in the developed countries worldwide. For diagnosing cardiovascular disease and stratification of risks, knowing the risk factors which influence the occurring of the disease is needed. With modification risk factors can lead to reversible changes. Aim: Showing the distribution of patients with cardiovascular diseases in the region of Shtip, treated in Private health facility “Zlatko Stojmenov” in Shtip in the period 2010-2015, according to specified epidemiological variables: age, gender, family anamnesis, working status/employment, smoking habits, alcohol consuming, and diagnosis. Materials and methods: The paper is a retrospective research, conducted in the period from 01.01.2010 to 31.12.2015 in Private health facility “Zlatko Stojmenov” in Shtip. According to specified epidemiological variables, all the patients from the region of Shtip treated from cardiovascular diseases in that period are being analyzed. Data are provided by medical documentation, i.e. health records of each patient treated. For making this paper descriptive and analytic epidemiological method is being used. Results: In Private health facility “Zlatko Stojmenov” in Shtip in the period 2010 – 2015 the total number of patients treated from cardiovascular diseases is 1728. The biggest part of the patients were in the age group from 51 to 80 years. 892 (51,62%) patients were men, and 836 (48,38%) were women. 717 (41,49%) had positive family anamnesis, smoking habit confirmed 722 (41,78%), and alcohol consuming habit 353 (20,43%) of the patients. Most of the patients, from all age groups, have diagnosed arterial hypertension – 110, then angina pectoris -120, and chronic ischemic heart disease – 125. From the total number of patients treated in the examined period, 489(28,30%) patients were employed, and 1239(71,70%) were unemployed and retired people. Conclusion: Modern way of living and the dynamic pace coming from it are increasing the stress and all risk factors which lead to occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. The number of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases in the region of Shtip is increasing. The fact that this diseases are occurring more often among young, working people is concerning

Topics: Clinical medicine
Publisher: Institute for Knowledge Management, Skopje Macedonia
Year: 2017
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