This book provides a fresh perspectives on the extent of epidemic of cononary heart disease in Indian population. The main objective of the study is to identify various risk factors of importance in epidemic of coronary heart disease in rural population o The book begins by assessing the magnitude of health problem amopngst the rural populationon the basis of macro survey data and information. It identifies the prevalance of various coronary risk factors in rural India. The main factors that are studied in social factors such as family conditions, education, socio-economic class, type of job , personal factors viz, sedentary lifestyle, prayers, heypertension, diabetes, lipids and yoga. Multivariate analysis and logistic regression are used to identify the r The book is written in a simple and lucid style and clearly outlines the design of research, particularly in human behaviour. It highlights that coronary heart disease (CHD)has emerged as major health problem in most communities, thereby affecting many pe prime and often resulting in death or disability. It reveals that rural population has a lower prevelance of coronary heart diseases compared to that of urban population. Also, Indian villages are relatively less influnced by recent social changes and the is quite different from the cities. Higher education, regular participation in stress reducing paryers and moderate physical actitvities are the most important factors to protect population againt CHD. IN view of higher smoking and alocohal intake amongst the rural males, prevalence of hypertension as well as CHD is fairly common.