Trends in major risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania, 1985-2013

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Trends in major risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania, 1985-2013. / Tamosiunas, Abdonas; Klumbiene, Jurate; Petkeviciene, Janina; Radisauskas, Ricardas; Vikhireva, Olga; Luksiene, Dalia; Virviciute, Dalia.

In: BMC Public Health, Vol. 16, 717, 04.08.2016.

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Tamosiunas, A, Klumbiene, J, Petkeviciene, J, Radisauskas, R, Vikhireva, O, Luksiene, D & Virviciute, D 2016, 'Trends in major risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania, 1985-2013', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, 717. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3387-0

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Tamosiunas, A., Klumbiene, J., Petkeviciene, J., Radisauskas, R., Vikhireva, O., Luksiene, D., & Virviciute, D. (2016). Trends in major risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania, 1985-2013. BMC Public Health, 16, [717]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3387-0

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Tamosiunas, Abdonas ; Klumbiene, Jurate ; Petkeviciene, Janina ; Radisauskas, Ricardas ; Vikhireva, Olga ; Luksiene, Dalia ; Virviciute, Dalia. / Trends in major risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania, 1985-2013. In: BMC Public Health. 2016 ; Vol. 16.

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title = "Trends in major risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania, 1985-2013",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the trends in the prevalence and levels of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in the Lithuanian population aged 45-64 years during 1985 to 2013.METHODS: Data from four general population surveys conducted between 1985 and 2008 were used. All these surveys were carried out in Kaunas city and five randomly selected municipalities of Lithuania. Risk factors measured at each survey included regular smoking, overweight, obesity, arterial hypertension, and high levels of blood lipids. In total, data of 10,719 subjects (4,965 men and 5,754 women) aged 45-64 were analysed. Trends in standardized all-cause mortality and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and malignant neoplasms were estimated for both sexes by joinpoint regression analysis.RESULTS: In 1985-2013, some favourable trends were observed in the age-standardized mean levels and prevalence of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in the Lithuanian middle-aged population. The mean values of blood lipids (with the exception of triglycerides) and the prevalence of dyslipidemias declined. In women, mean levels of systolic blood pressure and body mass index decreased, while in men, the levels of these factors increased. The prevalence of arterial hypertension and obesity increased in men. The proportion of obese women decreased. Smoking prevalence increased in both men and women. From 2007 to 2008, significant downward trends, which were steeper in women than in men, were observed in all-cause, CVD, and CHD mortality.CONCLUSIONS: Despite the favourable changes in some risk factors and mortality rates, the prevalence of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania are still high. This indicates the importance of the ongoing primary and secondary prevention and optimal treatment of these diseases.",
keywords = "Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cause of Death, Coronary Disease, Dyslipidemias, Female, Humans, Hypertension, Lipids, Lithuania, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Obesity, Overweight, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Smoking, Surveys and Questionnaires, Journal Article",
author = "Abdonas Tamosiunas and Jurate Klumbiene and Janina Petkeviciene and Ricardas Radisauskas and Olga Vikhireva and Dalia Luksiene and Dalia Virviciute",
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T1 - Trends in major risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania, 1985-2013

AU - Tamosiunas, Abdonas

AU - Klumbiene, Jurate

AU - Petkeviciene, Janina

AU - Radisauskas, Ricardas

AU - Vikhireva, Olga

AU - Luksiene, Dalia

AU - Virviciute, Dalia

PY - 2016/8/4

Y1 - 2016/8/4

N2 - BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the trends in the prevalence and levels of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in the Lithuanian population aged 45-64 years during 1985 to 2013.METHODS: Data from four general population surveys conducted between 1985 and 2008 were used. All these surveys were carried out in Kaunas city and five randomly selected municipalities of Lithuania. Risk factors measured at each survey included regular smoking, overweight, obesity, arterial hypertension, and high levels of blood lipids. In total, data of 10,719 subjects (4,965 men and 5,754 women) aged 45-64 were analysed. Trends in standardized all-cause mortality and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and malignant neoplasms were estimated for both sexes by joinpoint regression analysis.RESULTS: In 1985-2013, some favourable trends were observed in the age-standardized mean levels and prevalence of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in the Lithuanian middle-aged population. The mean values of blood lipids (with the exception of triglycerides) and the prevalence of dyslipidemias declined. In women, mean levels of systolic blood pressure and body mass index decreased, while in men, the levels of these factors increased. The prevalence of arterial hypertension and obesity increased in men. The proportion of obese women decreased. Smoking prevalence increased in both men and women. From 2007 to 2008, significant downward trends, which were steeper in women than in men, were observed in all-cause, CVD, and CHD mortality.CONCLUSIONS: Despite the favourable changes in some risk factors and mortality rates, the prevalence of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania are still high. This indicates the importance of the ongoing primary and secondary prevention and optimal treatment of these diseases.

AB - BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the trends in the prevalence and levels of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in the Lithuanian population aged 45-64 years during 1985 to 2013.METHODS: Data from four general population surveys conducted between 1985 and 2008 were used. All these surveys were carried out in Kaunas city and five randomly selected municipalities of Lithuania. Risk factors measured at each survey included regular smoking, overweight, obesity, arterial hypertension, and high levels of blood lipids. In total, data of 10,719 subjects (4,965 men and 5,754 women) aged 45-64 were analysed. Trends in standardized all-cause mortality and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and malignant neoplasms were estimated for both sexes by joinpoint regression analysis.RESULTS: In 1985-2013, some favourable trends were observed in the age-standardized mean levels and prevalence of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in the Lithuanian middle-aged population. The mean values of blood lipids (with the exception of triglycerides) and the prevalence of dyslipidemias declined. In women, mean levels of systolic blood pressure and body mass index decreased, while in men, the levels of these factors increased. The prevalence of arterial hypertension and obesity increased in men. The proportion of obese women decreased. Smoking prevalence increased in both men and women. From 2007 to 2008, significant downward trends, which were steeper in women than in men, were observed in all-cause, CVD, and CHD mortality.CONCLUSIONS: Despite the favourable changes in some risk factors and mortality rates, the prevalence of risk factors and mortality from main non-communicable diseases in Lithuania are still high. This indicates the importance of the ongoing primary and secondary prevention and optimal treatment of these diseases.

KW - Blood Pressure

KW - Body Mass Index

KW - Cardiovascular Diseases

KW - Cause of Death

KW - Coronary Disease

KW - Dyslipidemias

KW - Female

KW - Humans

KW - Hypertension

KW - Lipids

KW - Lithuania

KW - Male

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Neoplasms

KW - Obesity

KW - Overweight

KW - Prevalence

KW - Risk Factors

KW - Sex Factors

KW - Smoking

KW - Surveys and Questionnaires

KW - Journal Article

U2 - 10.1186/s12889-016-3387-0

DO - 10.1186/s12889-016-3387-0

M3 - Article

C2 - 27492379

VL - 16

JO - BMC Public Health

JF - BMC Public Health

SN - 1471-2458

M1 - 717

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