TableĀ 2

Health indicators in the HELISUR questionnaire

ThemeExplanatory factors
GeneralDemographic factors
Sex, age, marital status, household composition, urban status, educational level, occupational status
Self-reported ethnicity of participant and (grand) parents
Proximal risk factors
Health-related behaviour: smoking, alcohol intake, salt intake, dietary pattern, physical activity, weight perception;
Healthcare use and related factors: therapy compliance, GP quality perception;
Working conditions: physical activity at work
Cardiovascular healthHistory of high-blood pressure, diabetes, hypercholesterolaemia, fainting, or venous thrombosis;
Symptoms or history of end organ damage of heart or vessels
(angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, claudicatio intermittens with the Rose questionnaire; and neurological or transient neurological attacks);
Family history of high-blood pressure, diabetes, hypercholesterolaemia, cardiovascular disease or sudden death
  • Overview of health indicators to be explored in the HELISUR questionnaire. The questionnaire addresses demographic factors, as well as factors concerning cardiovascular health, including the presence of cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease.

  • GP, general practitioner.