Results from this study indicate that Cambodians in the United States are at high risk for developing CVD. Stress from acculturation and financial problems, as well as mental health problems are primary issues that plague this refugee population. Nevertheless, the need for healthy eating habits, regular checkups with a health care professional, physical activity, smoking cessation, and other heart healthy practices are important concerns identified by the community. Health education interventions for Cambodians should focus on primary prevention of heart disease risk factors and behavior modifications.
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- Cardiovascular diseases