CVDs risk factors and survival of the older persons in Thailand: three years follow-up from National Health Examination Survey III

Patama Vapattanawong, Mahidol University
Uthaithip Rakchanyaban, Mahidol University
Pramote Prasartkul, Mahidol University
Yawarat Porapakkham, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Wichai Aekplakorn, Mahidol University

This study aimed to compare the survivorship of the older Thais (aged 60+) with and without risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The data from National Health Examination Survey III (NHES III) conducted in 2004 were linked to 2004 – 2006 death records from vital registration. The older persons died from all causes except accidents and assault with complete information of CVDs risk factors only (n = 15 964) were analyzed by sex, using Cox proportional hazard regression. The findings indicated that independent factors associated with increased risk of mortality for both sexes included diabetes, BMI >= 25 kg/m2 and physically inactive. For men, the hazard was also greater in those who consumed fruit and vegetable < 7.5 cups/day whereas, for women, the increased hazard was found in those who were current and regular smokers. This study suggested the important role of CVDs risk factors in survivorship among older Thais.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Health and ageing