Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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