Journal article

Hemostatic factors in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

Zaimin Wang, Kevin Rowley, James Best, Robyn McDermott, Michael Taylor, Kerin O'Dea

METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Hemostatic processes are important in precipitating myocardial infarction and stroke. Elevated plasma fibrinogen is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), but the results of previous studies on the association of plasma factor VIIc activity with CVD and diabetes have been inconsistent. The aim of the present study was to explore the association of plasma fibrinogen and factor VIIc to clinical characteristics and estimated coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Cross-sectional surveys of Australian Aboriginal people (n = 852) and Torres Strait Islanders (n = 276) aged 15 years and older were conducted from 1993 to 1995. Anthro..

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