Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Minority Indigenous Populations: A Systematic Review
Lea Merone, Robyn McDermott, Jacki Mein, Philip Clarke, Malcolm McDonald
Heart Lung and Circulation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of death across the globe; incidence and prevalence rates are increasing. Together, CVD and diabetes mellitus are responsible for a quarter of the health gap observed between Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, and non-Indigenous Australians. Numerous programs have been proposed and implemented to Close the Gap; ideally, these should be evidence-based. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to evaluate primary prevention measures and programs that aim to reduce CVD risk in minority Indigenous populations around the world. METHODS: A search of PubMed, the Cochrane Library and the Elsevier Scopus Database was initi..View full abstract
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The authors declare no conflict of interest. This research was supported by James Cook University, Cairns, Australia, and in part by NHMRC project grant 1107140. We thank Mr Scott Dale for his assistance in the library services. We thank Professor Kerrianne Watt for her assistance in applying for a scholarship. Dr Lea Merone is supported by a James Cook University Post Graduate Research Scholarship.