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BRANDAO DE CARVALHO, Ana Luisa et al. Cardiovascular disease risk in elderly: habits, sociodemographic and clinical factors. Gerokomos [online]. 2017, vol.28, n.3, pp.127-130. ISSN 1134-928X.


To analyze the association between lifestyle related to the risk of cardiovascular disease and sociodemographic and clinical factors in elderly.


Cross-sectional study conducted with 100 elderly in basic health units in a city in northeastern Brazil. It’s used an interview script and physical examination, applied from March to July 2015. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.


The lifestyle and sociodemographic and clinical factors presenting statistical associations were: sex with smoking habits and alcohol; diabetes mellitus and hypertension with the desire to control the disease; alteration in blood pressure with physical activity and desire to control the disease.


The lifestyle of the elderly population related to the risk of cardiovascular disease may suffer influences of socio-demographic and clinical factors. These findings contribute to the management of nursing actions in preventing cardiovascular risks through promoting healthy lifestyles.

Keywords : risk factors; cardiovascular diseases; aged.

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