oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Change in patterns of cardiovascular and other diseases in the Western Pacific region - lessons for South Africa

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



In a recent descriptionption of changes in disease patterns in the Western Pacific region, particular attention was paid to changes in cardiovascular diseases and associated risk factors. Prevalences ranged from near absence in some regions, where populations live traditionally, to excessive, exceeding those in Western populations, as is the case in the Maori and Aborigines. The relevance of these findings to the future health/ill-health of South African populations, particularly blacks, is discussed, bearing in mind restrictions in health spending, widening socio-economic disparities and the general reluctance of populations to alter lifestyles.

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