Green Life Hospital Ltd., Bangladesh
Title: Knowledge, perception about cardiovascular risk factors among college students of Bangladesh
Biography: Adiba Tarannum
Cardiovascular diseases are the most common causes of premature morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cardiovascular disease burden is increasing in developing country like Bangladesh which is creating adverse effect to whole health system. A cross-sectional, descriptive study among the higher secondary students of Bangladesh was performed using convenience sampling to assess the student’s knowledge and perception of cardiovascular risk factors and prevention. Students had a good knowledgeable about cardiovascular risk factors but did not perceive themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. More than 60% students have one or more risk behavior related to cardiovascular diseases. The knowledge about cardiovascular diseases risk factors and prevention among the participants is high, but it has little role on practicing health life.