Coronary risk factors in Turkish schoolchildren: Randomized cross-sectional study

Ucar B., Kilic Z., Colak O., Oner S., Kalyoncu C.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.42, no.3, pp.259-267, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2000.01221.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-267
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: There is a strong association between the extent of atherosclerotic lesions in aorta and coronary arteries and antemortem risk factors in children and young adults. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in adults in Turkey. However, the data about the extent of coronary risk factors in Turkish children is very limited. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence of coronary risk factors in Turkish schoolchildren living in Eskisehir, Turkey.