Description

The goals of the study are to identify risk factors that may have a protective or harmful role in the development of cardiovascular disease in Hispanics/Latinos and to evaluate the role of acculturation in the prevalence and development of risk factors and disease. Study participants underwent an extensive clinic examination to determine baseline cardiovascular prevalence and to identify potential risk and protective factors. The baseline examination was administered in English or Spanish based on the participant’s preference. Baseline questionnaires included information on personal and family health, acculturation (including language and cultural food preferences), physical activity, diet, sleep, occupation, and other personal characteristics.
Clinical assessments included hearing, vision, and dental exams, and many types of blood tests. Physical activity and sleep were assessed by use of measurement devices that participants took home with them. After the clinic visit, participants were followed regularly by telephone calls to track important health events (2).
StatusActive
Effective start/end date6/1/13 → 5/31/20

Funding

  • NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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Hispanic Americans
Acculturation
Health
Sleep
Exercise
Food Preferences
Family Health
Hematologic Tests
Ambulatory Care
Occupations
Telephone
Hearing
Tooth
Cardiovascular Diseases
Language
Diet
Equipment and Supplies