Individual Study / PRHHP

Puerto Rico Heart Health Program

Puerto Rico Heart Health Program

Initiatives -
To investigate morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) in Puerto Rican rural and urban men. The objectives of the study were: 1. to identify factors related to the development of CHD; 2. compare the etiology of disease in rural versus urban men; 3. determine the prevalence and incidence of CHD and other cardiovascular diseases in Puerto Rican males.
Start Year
1965
End Year
1980
Funding
Supported by the NHLBI in collaboration with the PRHHP Registry Investigators. Additionally, this work was supported by the National Institute Dental and Craniofacial Research Grant K22DE15317 (LNB), the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program (LNB), the Department of Defense DAMD17-02-1-0252 (CJC), and the National Institutes of Health 1P20CA96256-01A1 (CJC) and 1R03 CA103475-01 (CJC).
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Investigators Contacts
  • DrPH Carlos Crespo
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Dr Luisa Borrell
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Three additional exams, approximately three years apart, were conducted and morbidity and mortality follow-up concluded in 1980.

Marker Paper

Borrell LN, Crespo CJ, Garcia-Palmieri MR. Skin color and mortality risk among men: the Puerto Rico Heart Health Program. Ann Epidemiol. 2007 May;17(5):335-41. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2006.11.002. Epub 2007 Mar 28.

PUBMED 17395482

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
9,824
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://biolincc.nhlbi.nih.gov/studies/prhhp/