Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) Risk Attitude and Knowledge Level of Major Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases among 15-19 Years Eleventh and Twelfth-Grade Students of Lekhnath Municipality

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Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) becoming a major public health problem in developing countries. Both developed and developing countries witnesses the increase in a number of lifestyle-related risk factors such as excessive smoking, tobacco, and alcohol consumption, a poor dietary habit among adult and adolescent. The social and economic burden of CVDS in developing countries is more intensifying compare to developed countries because of higher prevalence of these diseases among economically active or working age population. Objective: The aim of this study is to assess and identify the level of knowledge and cardiovascular disease risk attitude among 15-19 years age students of grade 11th and 12th in Lekhnath Municipality. Methodology: The institution base quantitative cross-sectional study was adopted where Proportionate multistage cluster sampling technique was used to recurit study respondents. Result: Only small percentages (11%) of the respondent have a good level of knowledge regarding CVD risk factors. On the other hand, approximately there a quarter of the respondents (71.9%) have a cardiovascular riskseeking attitude. Conclusion: Majority of adolescents in this study does not have sufficient knowledge about major cardiovascular diseases risk factors. Respondents’ cardiovascular risk adverse attitude was closely connected with knowledge of various cardiovascular risk factors. Thus it is necessary to increase adolescents’ knowledge about various risk factors to interruption the extensive social and economic impacts

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N, A., KP, S., & S, A. (2018). Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) Risk Attitude and Knowledge Level of Major Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases among 15-19 Years Eleventh and Twelfth-Grade Students of Lekhnath Municipality. Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, 08(01). https://doi.org/10.4172/2161-0711.1000584

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