OF PSYCHOSOCIAL AND SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS IN LETHAL OUTCOME
OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MALE
F. Hadžović, Z. Mujčinović, S. Avdić and D. Hadžović
Center, Internal Polyclinic, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
disorder resulted from the interaction of a cause, host and environment.
Death is an expression of the universal biological laws, genetic
and environmental factors. Clinical epidemiological study of cardiovascular
diseases carried out at Tuzla town area and its close rural surroundings
from 1965 to 1985, was part of the acknowledged Yugoslav study
of cardiovascular diseases. 6460 men, 32-65 years of age, participated
in the study. 3151 man belonged to urban and 3309 to rural population.
Many factors were followed and their share in general and special
morbidity and mortality. Besides known risk factors, environmental
factors then personal and group characteristics of the participants,
the study also considered psychosocial and sociocultural factors
(place of birth, parent's religion, level of education, occupation),
pathological habits (smoking and alcoholism). The results confirmed
undisputed importance of these factors on overall and especially
on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. These results are confirmed
by other studies too, like The Framingham study, etc.
Psychosocial and sociocultural factors, death rate, morbidity,
mortality, male population and pathological habits.