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Research Article

Cardiovascular Diseases and Women: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in the General Population in Italy

Table 2

Women’s knowledge about main risk factors and preventive measures for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).


Have heard about CVDs
 Yes 78996.1

Correct answer

Risk factors*
 High blood pressure60175.3
 High cholesterol level59274.7
 High weight56070.2
 High salt diet48961.4
 Diabetes mellitus36146.3
Preventive measures for CVDs
 Quit smoking69487
 Have cholesterol level checked59475.4
 Physical activity56871.8
 Lose weight55871
 Have blood pressure checked54769.9
 Reducing diet salt53267.5
 Fruit and vegetables intake39650.1

Only for those who reported that they have heard about CVDs.

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