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, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe.
PURE (Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study)
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
Length of Study: 12 years
# of Participants: 225,000
# of Countries: 25