Perceived Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Sayer Ofyer Al Ruwili
Amen Bawazir


Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess the level of knowledge and perceivement of cardiovascular risk factors among male adolescent students and the practiced healthy lifestyle.

Methods: A cross-sectional multistage study targeted adolescent male students from public secondary schools in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They were surveyed by using a self-administered questionnaire. The participants were categorized as knowledgeable and perceiving the cardiovascular risk factors risk or not.

Results: A significant association with four factors were likely found to act as CVD predictors among adolescents like limited knowledge on prevention (AOR = 0.519, 95% CI = 0.358-0.752); inadequate information on diseases severity (AOR = 0.444, 95% CI = 0.284-0.696); low ability to promote health (AOR = 0.447, 95% CI = 0.295-0.677); and, non-confidence in practicing a healthy lifestyle (AOR = 0.584, 95% CI = 0.407-0.839).

Conclusion: Curriculum school inclusion of positive health practice might help much in improving the perceiveness on cardiovascular disease and better awareness in the coming generation.

Adolescent, knowledge, behavioral risk factors, cardiovascular diseases, secondary school student.

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Ruwili, S. O. A., & Bawazir, A. (2020). Perceived Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Asian Journal of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases, 2(3), 1-10. Retrieved from
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