Puerto Rico Heart Health Program
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.
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- 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).
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Three additional exams, approximately three years apart, were conducted and morbidity and mortality follow-up concluded in 1980.
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.
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On the study website : https://biolincc.nhlbi.nih.gov/studies/prhhp/
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