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Risk factors for noncommunicable disease in adults in Slovenia

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.08.00  Medical sciences  Public health (occupational safety)   

Code Science Field
B680  Biomedical sciences  Public health, epidemiology 
Keywords
behavioural risk factors, noncommunicable diseases, prevention, health promotion
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  14995  MSc Branka Belović  Medical sciences  Researcher  2002 - 2004 
2.  14841  PhD Tomaž Čakš  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2002 - 2004 
3.  05373  PhD Ivan Eržen  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2002 - 2004 
4.  00365  PhD Irena Keber  Cardiovascular system  Researcher  2002 - 2004  44 
5.  14757  PhD Majda Pahor  Sociology  Researcher  2002 - 2004 
6.  06112  PhD Marjan Premik  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2002 - 2004 
7.  05991  PhD Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj  Public health (occupational safety)  Head  2002 - 2004 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  125 
2.  0381  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine  Ljubljana  1627066  118 
3.  0382  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences  LJUBLJANA  1627155 
Abstract
Noncommunicable diseases (circulatory system diseases, malignant neoplasma, external causes of death) are in Slovenia representing the main cause of death for already many years. The standardised death rate resulting from such diseases is considerably higher than in the European Union's countries. Risk factors, which are most often connected with occurrence of such diseases, are the behavioural factors (smoking, drinking too much alcohol, improper nutrition, phisical inactivity), which are all possible to be controlled also by ourselves to a certain degree. Distribution of these factors (prevalence) has in Slovenia not been reliably estimated yet. There will be about 15,500 inhabitants of Slovenia included into the research, aged from 25 to 64. This sample will be, with regard to various characteristics of observed persons - biological (sex, age), sociological (education, work they are executing, living environment) and health (diseases, conditions) - subject to estimating the distribution and intensity as well ae mutual connectedness of numerous groups of behavioral risk factors: smoking habits, habits of drinking alcohol, nutritional habits, habits of physical activity, behavioral habits connected to road safety and habits regarding using some health services. From all nine health regions of Slovenia, each health region will be subjected to a similar analysis since considerable differences are present among them regarding mortality and falling sick with certain diseases as well as some other socio-economical parameters. The research will offer professional and scientifical basis for realisation of measures of preferental aims (priorities), determined in the Slovene National Health Care Programe - Health For All to the Year 2004, which has been put in accordance with the strategy of the World Health Organisation. The results of the research will represent also the basis for preparation of an intervention programme aiming to change the behavioural patterns of inhabitants and following its effectiveness. The results will also make possible, the Republic of Slovenia to be compared with other European countries, regarding the distribution of behavioural risk factors, since the research is a part of the project of the European Office of the World Health Organization - Countrywide Integrated Noncommunicable Diseases Intervention (CINDI) Health Monitor Survey.
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