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Berlin Women Risk Evaluation (BEFRI)
Risk evaluation for cardiovascular diseases in Berlin women
Projectleader: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Professor
Women worldwide are inadequately informed about their risk to come down with cardiovascular diseases or to die from. Some risk factors as well as protective factors differ between men and women. A planned representative study in a cohort of 1000 Berlin women will investigate the self-estimation of cardiovascular risks by women living in Berlin and compare the self-evaluated risk with objective data for a cardiovascular risk of the persons concerned. Additionally, new risk factors which are typical for women (e.g. rheumatic diseases, depression, complications during pregnancy) will be identified. The study should analyze and waken the awareness for the prevention of risk factors.