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Study for the detection and follow up of cardiovascular disease risk factors in the southern cone of Latin America

Period

2009- 2015

Researchers

Adolfo Rubinstein, Jiang He, Vilma Irazola, Héctor Olivera, Nora Mores, Matías Calandrelli, Fernando Lanas, Pamela Serón, Jacqueline Ponzo, Rosana Poggio, Edgardo Sobrino, Natalia Elorriaga

Abstract

To investigate the prevalence and distribution of risk factors, as well as the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the general population. To our knowledge, this is the first population-based study that develops with this methodology in Latin America. Its main strengths lie in the size and representativeness of the sample (Multistage random) duration of follow up, as well as in the selected variables is relieved. The study included a random sample of 8,000 adult men and women between 35 and 74 non-institutionalized (2,000 per site) from Bariloche, Marcos Paz (Argentina), Temuco (Chile) and Canelones (Uruguay)

Objectives

To investigate the prevalence and distribution of risk factors, as well as the incidence of cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the general population.

Funds

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) /N.I.H.

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