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Table 1 Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors

From: Diabetes in Argentina: cost and management of diabetes and its complications and challenges for health policy

Variable

National risk factor survey

 

2005

2009

Overweight (BMI> 25 and <30)

34.4%

35.4%

Obesity (BMI = 30)

14.6%

18.0%

Sedentarism/lack of physical exercise

46.2%

54.9%

Hypertension

34.5%

34.8%

Hypercholesterolemia

27.9%

29.1%

Diabetes

8.4%

9.6%

  1. Source: National Survey of Cardiovascular Risk factors – National Ministry of Health.