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SHARE-AP (Completed)
Study of Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation in Aboriginal Peoples

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Cardiovascular disease rates vary greatly between ethnic groups in Canada. To establish whether this variation can be explained by differences in disease risk factors and subclinical atherosclerosis, the SHARE and SHARE-AP evaluated sublinical atherosclerosis (carotid IMT) and conventional (smoking, hypertension, diabetes, raised cholesterol) and novel risk factors (markers of a prothrombotic state) among Canadians from four ethnic groups (Caucasians, Chinese, South East Asians and Aboriginals).

Study Design: Observational study.

Intervention: N/A.

Length of Study: 2 years

# of Patients: 1286

Patient Populations: Population based study.


Not available at this time.


Main Publications (for a full listing of publications, please visit the 'Media and Publications' section)

Anand SS, Yusuf S, Vuksan V, Devanesen S, Teo KK, Montague PA, Kelemen L, Yi C, Lonn E, Gerstein H, Hegele RA, McQueen M. Differences in risk factors, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease between ethnic groups in Canada: the Study of Health Assessment and Risk in Ethnic groups (SHARE). Lancet. 2000;356(9226):279-84.

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