PURE (Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study)

Participating Countries and Territories: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe.

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PURE (Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study)

Study Overview

To examine the impact of urbanization on the development of primordial risk factors (for example: physical activity and nutrition changes), primary risk factors (for example: obesity, hypertension, dysglycemia and dyslipidemia, smoking), and CVD.

Study Design: Observational Study

Intervention: N/A

Length of Study: 12 years

# of Participants: 225,000

# of Countries: 25