Journal article

Environments and Cardiometabolic Diseases in Aboriginal Populations

Mark Daniel, Peter Lekkas, Margaret Cargo

Heart, Lung & Circulation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

This review establishes the relevance and frames the relationship of environmental factors to cardiometabolic risk factors and disease in Aboriginal populations. Environmental factors operate at the level of communities or populations. They include contextual measures of places and compositional measures of populations which together constitute "risk conditions" affecting individual risk factors. Environmental factors have been implicated by contrasting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in cardiometabolic risk factors and outcomes, or by geographic contrasts of Aboriginal populations in remote, rural and urban regions. It is unclear whether heterogeneity in contextual or compositiona..

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