Heart disease and stroke


• To reduce avoidable illness and premature death from heart disease and stroke.


• By the year 2000 to achieve a significant reduction in:

o the death rate from heart disease o the death rate from stroke o the prevalence of smokers (15% or less)

o the proportion of adults who persistently have a diastolic blood pressure of greater than

90 millimetres of mercury o the prevalence of plasma cholesterol levels of 6.5 millimoles per litre or more in people aged 25-64 years o the mean fasting plasma cholesterol level from 5.6 millimoles per litre to 4.8 millimoles per litre or less in people aged 25-64 years o the prevalence of overweight and obesity in people aged 25-64 years o the contribution of fat to dietary energy o dietary sodium intake to 100 millimoles (2.3 grams) or less per day.

• To increase participation in sufficient activity to achieve and maintain physical fitness and health.

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