Prevalence and predictors of non-fatal myocardial infarction in Jordan Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Myocardial Infarction


  • This study in May 2002, part of the Jordan Department of Statistics national cross-sectional, multistage employment and unemployment survey, measured the prevalence of self-reported myocardial infarction (MI) and the association with modifiable risk factors among Jordanians aged 40+ years. Of 3083 participants, 183 (5.9%) had ever been told by a doctor that they had had a MI. The prevalence varied by age and sex; 128 (69.9%) of the cases were in men. Among males and females, self-reported hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia were significantly associated with MI and diabetes was a significant risk factor for women. There was a significant relationship between current smoking and MI but not with previous smoking. Exercise and body mass index were not statistically significant predictors of MI in both males and females.

publication date

  • July 2008



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 19166165

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 818

end page

  • 30


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