Bei-fan Zhou

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OBJECTIVE To verify the optimal cut-off points for overweight and obesity in Chinese adults based on the relationship of baseline body mass index (BMI) to all-cause mortality, and incidence of cardiovascular diseases from pooled data of Chinese cohorts. METHODS The prospective study data of existing cohort studies in China were collected, and the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The goal of this article is to clarify the proportion of stroke subtypes in China, where stoke is the most common cause of death. METHODS A total of 16,031 first-ever strokes in subjects >or=25 years of age were identified in 1991 to 2000 from 17 Chinese populations through a community-based cardiovascular disease surveillance(More)
Since 1959 the investigations on prevalence of hypertension and studies on the prevention and treatment of this disease have been carried out. The vascular mechanism of hypertension and the depressor effect of Chinese traditional herbs were also studied in Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. The results revealed that: (1) The prevalence of hypertension in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between incidence of ischemic stroke and alcohol consumption. METHODS The information on alcohol consumption and other cardiovascular risk factors such as SBP, DBP, TC was collected among 10 populations in northern and southern parts of China according to the international standardized methods. A total number of 30 560(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose (IFG), diabetes mellitus(DM), rates of awareness, treatment and control of DM in 14 Chinese subpopulations and the trends of development in recent years. METHODS We collected data on history regarding DM and fasting serum glucose in 14 Chinese subpopulations aged 35 to 59 in 1998, under(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment, control of hypertension among middle-aged Chinese. METHODS The study comprised two cross-sectional surveys including urban and rural residents, manual workers, farmers and fishermen in different southern and northern parts of China. There were 13 populations under research with(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a general quality of life (QOL) instrument for Chinese in accordance with the Chinese culture and to assess its reliability, validity and sensitivity. METHODS A 35-item QOL questionnaire(QOL-35) was developed with reference to the World Health Organization QOL questionnaire(WHO-100) and the 36-item medical outcomes study on short-form(More)
OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome has attracted more attention from scientists of related areas due to its association with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The clinical identification criteria for metabolic syndrome issued by ATP III of NECP indicate the enlarged waist as the first component using the cut-offs derived from Caucasians. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish cut offs and risk stratification of dyslipidemia in Chinese adults. METHODS Data from 2 widely cited studies: the PRC-US Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Epidemiology and the China Multi-Provincial Cardiovascular Cohort Study, with a total of 40 719 Chinese adults, age 35 to 64 at baseline, about half men(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and blood pressure (BP) including hypertension. METHODS A total of 30 003 participants aged 35 - 59 from different parts of China were surveyed for cardiovascular disease risk factors in two independent cross-sectional studies that were carried out in 1992 - 1994(More)