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- Seyyd Mansour Kashfi and
- Ali Khani Jeihooni
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in most countries and is considered the most important cause of disability in Iran, 3.41% of all deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease and is expected by 203D, this amount reach to 8.44 percent. Studies have shown that there is some relationship between blood groups and risk factors for coronary artery disease. This study aimed to determine the relations ship between ABO blood groups and risk factors for cardiovascular disease
900 subjects were randomly selected from the general population of Shiraz and were studied in terms of the main risk factors of cardiovascular diseases by a check list included age, sex, blood groups, smoking and etc. the collected data enter to SPSS- 16 software and were analyzed by chi- square and descriptive tests
The results of the study showed that 2.44% of persons had blood group O, 8.26% had blood group A, 2.2% had blood group B and 8.8% had blood group AB. In terms of Rh, 4.88% of persons were positive and 6.11% were negative. Among the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and their association with blood groups, only the diastolic blood pressure was significantly associated with blood groups (P.V=0.04).
The results of this study, don't show a significant relationship between the main risk factors of cardio vascular disease and blood groups far prove of this hypothesis, studies with higher sample volume in other populations is recommended.