Advances in Public Health / 2015 / Article / Figbox 1

Review Article

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors among Adult Population in the Gulf Region: A Systematic Review

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Selected search terms.
Cardiovascular disease
  (1) “Cardiovascular disease” OR “epidemiology of cardiovascular disease” OR
    “coronary heart disease” OR “epidemiology of coronary heart disease”
Strokes
  (2) “stroke” OR “epidemiology of stroke” OR “incidence of stroke”
Associated risk factors
  (3) “Cardiovascular risk factors” OR “coronary heart disease risk factors” OR
   “stroke risk factors” OR “diabetes mellitus” OR “epidemiology of diabetes
   mellitus” OR “NIDDM” OR “dyslipidaemia” OR “epidemiology of
   dyslipidaemia” OR “hypercholesterolemia” OR “high cholesterol” OR
   “smoking” OR “tobacco use” OR “epidemiology of smoking” OR
   “hypertension” OR “high blood pressure” OR “epidemiology of
   hypertension” OR “obesity” OR “overweight” OR “BMI” OR “epidemiology
   of obesity” OR “physical activity” OR “exercise” OR “epidemiology of
   physical activity” OR “Food consumption patterns” OR “eating habits” OR
   “dietary patterns” OR “food”
The Gulf region
   (4) “Gulf region” OR “Arab countries” OR “GCC” OR “Saudi Arabia” OR
     “Kuwait” OR “Oman” OR “Bahrain” OR “Qatar” OR “United Arab Emirates”
   (5) #1 AND #4
   (6) #2 AND #4
   (7) #3 AND #4
   (8) #1 AND #3 AND #4
   (9) #2 AND #3 AND #4

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