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This chapter has set the scene by outlining the prevalence of cardiorespiratory disease and identifying those groups where surgical intervention is an option. An exploration of key issues concerning the ongoing debate regarding risk factors further equips the surgical nurse working in a cardiothoracic setting with the requisite background knowledge to increase the effectiveness of her health promotion role. Other sections will explore other dimensions of health promotion in optimising the patient's health both before and following surgery.
In some Asian groups the smoking rate and cholesterol levels are lower than in the general population. There is evidence to suggest that increased prevalence of non-insulin diabetes mellitus, which in some Asian communities in London is four times the national average, may be responsible. Insulin resistance and central obesity are more common in Asian groups than in Europeans. Epidemiology of Cardiac and Respiratory Diseases 21 The risk of many diseases cannot be predicted from just one risk factor.
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