Chronological trends of cardiovascular diseases in Southern Tunisia over a fourteen year -period

AbstractIntroductionCardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and in Tunisia. In fact, as a result of progressive urbanization and westernization of lifestyle the spectrum and pattern of cardiovascular diseases CVD along with their risk factors are changing. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological profile of CVD hospitalizations, to evaluate their chronological trends and to estimate their future projected trends.MethodsWe retrospectively collected data from the regional morbidity registry of the University Hospital of Sfax, Tunisia, between 2003 and 2016. We included patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), heart failure (HF) and rhythm and conduction disorder (RCD). Join-point regression analysis was performed to study chronological trends of CVD (Annual Percentage Change (APC); p).ResultsThe mean age-standardized hospital incidence rate (ASHIR) was 94.8, 20.6 and 14/100000 inhabitants/year for IHD, HF and RCD, respectively. Trends analysis of CVD showed a significant increase in the ASHIR of IHD from 54.3/100000 inhabitants in 2003 to 123/100000 inhabitants in 2016, with an Annual Percentage Change (APC) of 3.59% (95% confidence interval (CI):0.4-6.7%; p
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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