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Descriptive study to assess the knowledge on cardio vascular disease among middle age people at selected area, Сoimbatore

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This study was aimed to assess the knowledge oncardio Vascular Disease (CVD) among middle aged people. Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions. More than four out of five CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes, and one third of these deaths occur prematurely in people under 70 years of age.Non–Experimental descriptive research design and Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 participants. Demographic profile and structured knowledge questionnaire were used to collect the data. Data was analysed in terms of percentage distribution, mean, standard deviation. Association was computed between the selected demographic variables and knowledge of middle-aged people about CAD. Findings of the study shows that out of 60 participants, the majority had inadequate knowledge on CAD. There was no association between socio-demographics and knowledge on CAD with p-value


Knowledge,  CVD,  CAD
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