Our Work

Cardiovascular Risk Factor Assessment in a Health and Demographic Surveillance System in Kenya

Project Objectives

Using the infrastructure of a Health and Demographic Surveillance System, we studied the distribution of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in a peri-urban population in Kenya. Publication available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23872588

Project Policy Impact Description

The most commonly reported cardiovascular risk factors in this community are excessive alcohol intake, smoking tobacco and a diet low in fruits and vegetables.

Department & School

Medicine: Cardiology
School of Medicine

Locations

Sponsors

  • NIH-Fogarty International Center

Collaborators

  • Moi University

Project Status

Completed

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