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  • CUR3: Which are the known risk factors for acquiring AAA?

Which are the known risk factors for acquiring AAA?

Authors: Pseudo218 Pseudo218, Pseudo73 Pseudo73

Internal reviewers: Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Lotte Groth Jensen

Age and sex are risk factors for AAA. The prevalence of AAAs increases with age. While they are uncommon in people below the age of 60 years, 1 person per 1000 develops an AAA in the 60-65 age group {4}. AAAs are four times more common in men than in women {4}. The following additional risk factors are discussed below:

  • smoking
  • cardiovascular disease
  • family history of AAA
  • hypertension (mentioned in some sources only —{HTA core model questionnaire})
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