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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.