Journal article

1430Guideline-based cardiovascular disease risk assessment among Indigenous Australians in a general practice setting

Digsu Koye, Karen Lamb, Ping-Wen Lee, Aneta Kotevski, Javier Haurat, Maureen Turner, Gabrielle Ebsworth, Tanya Druce, Karen Bryant, Eloise Price, Georgia Taylor, Julie Simpson, Luke Burchill

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021


Abstract Background HealthGap is a population-based cohort study aiming to understand health inequities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. We examined guideline-based CVD risk assessment in Victoria. Methods NPS MedicineInsight, the largest Australian primary health care dataset, provided data on CVD risk factors (age, gender, smoking status, diabetes, systolic blood pressure (SBP), total and HDL cholesterol) and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) status. The percentage of patients who had all risk factors ..

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