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dc.contributor.authorDhar, Lipi
dc.identifier.citationDhar, Lipi. 2014. Preventing Coronary Heart Disease Risk of Slum Dwelling Residents in India. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 3 (1): pp. 58-62.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the top cause of mortality and morbidity in India. People in slums are generally at a higher risk for CHD than Indians living in more affluent areas mostly because of the higher prevalence of major CHD risk factors such as uncontrolled hypertension and tobacco use amongst them. Knowing their CHD risk perceptions and bringing them into line with the actual CHD risk is a prerequisite for effective CHD risk management. Consequently, there is need to develop tailored interventions focusing medication management and tobacco cessation to reduce growing CHD epidemic among slum dwellers and long-term CHD burden in India.

dc.publisherMedknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
dc.subjectmedication management
dc.subjectuncontrolled hypertension
dc.subjectCoronary heart diseases
dc.subjectcoronary heart disease risk perception
dc.subjecttobacco cessation
dc.titlePreventing Coronary Heart Disease Risk of Slum Dwelling Residents in India
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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