Risk factors for Cardiovascular Diseases among Diabetic Patients attending Al Nasiriyha Diabetic and Endocrinology Center
Keywords:risk factors ,cardiovascular diseases, diabetic patients.
Objective: To determine the risk factors for cardiovascular disease among patients with type 2 diabetes.
Methods: The data were collected by utilization of the study instruments and employment of scheduled
interview as means data collection. The data collection process was performed from July 2nd / 2019 /
October 2nd/ 2019. A questionnaire was designed constructed by the researcher to measure the variable
.The questionnaire consisted of3 parts which are demographical, clinical information and risk factors.
The reliability of the questionnaire was determined through a pilot study and the validity through a panel
of experts. The data were analyzed through the application of descriptive statistic frequency, percentage,
and the application of inferential statistical procedures, which include Pearson correlation coefficient, and
Results: Results: The result of the study showed that the most common modifiable risk factors were low
HDL-C levels (69%), smoking (40%), hypertension (46%), Overweight (57%), high triglycerides (21%),
hypercholesterolemia (15%), and high LDLC (12%). All these factors were positively and significantly
associated with the development of CVD. Whereas, the most common non-modifiable risk factors were age
50 years and more, sex, family history of CVD .