Risk Factors of Myocardial Infarction in the Northern Region of Bangladesh

Authors

  • S. Yesmin University of Rajshahi
  • M. S. Huda University of Rajshahi
  • P. K. Biswas University of Rajshahi
  • M. I. I. Wahed University of Rajshahi
  • T. Naz University of Rajshahi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v8i1.24375

Keywords:

Myocardial infarction (MI), Risk Factors, Case control study.

Abstract

The worldwide rising incidence of cardiovascular diseases and the associated risk factors could be country or area specific. A case control study identifying important risk factors of myocardial infarction (MI) prevailing in the northern region of Bangladesh, was conducted in two major northern region hospitals, Rajshahi and Rangpur Medical College for a period of 6 months. Majority of the cases (66%) and controls (56%) were in the age range of 41 60 years. The proportion of male, married and urban residents were predominant in both the case and control group. The highest percentage of patients with MI were involved in business comparatively patients without MI. Clinical symptoms like chest pain, epigastric pain, breathlessness, dizziness and fatigue were observed to be somewhat higher in cases compared to controls. The logistic regression analysis showed that smoking habit, smokeless tobacco consumption, sedentary lifestyle and dyslipidemia were found independent predictors of MI in northern district patients with odds ratio (OR) (95% confidence interval) being 3.1 (1.2 to 3.7), 2.5 (1.0 to 3.5), 2.0 (1.1 to 3.6) and 2.3 (1.3 to 4.1), respectively.

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Author Biographies

S. Yesmin, University of Rajshahi

Department of Pharmacy

M. S. Huda, University of Rajshahi

Department of Pharmacy

P. K. Biswas, University of Rajshahi

Department of Pharmacy

M. I. I. Wahed, University of Rajshahi

Department of Pharmacy, Professor

T. Naz, University of Rajshahi

Department of Pharmacy, Associate Professor

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Published

2016-01-01

How to Cite

Yesmin, S., Huda, M. S., Biswas, P. K., Wahed, M. I. I., & Naz, T. (2016). Risk Factors of Myocardial Infarction in the Northern Region of Bangladesh. Journal of Scientific Research, 8(1), 81–92. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v8i1.24375

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences