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OBJECTIVE To compare the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profiles of Indian and European patients from routine primary care assessments in the northern region of New Zealand. METHOD Anonymous CVD risk profiles were extracted from PREDICT (a web-based decision support program) for Indian and European patients aged 35-74 years. Linear regression models(More)
AIM To estimate the prevalence of new and known diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) by ethnic group in Auckland. METHODS The Diabetes Heart and Health Survey (DHAH) was a cross-sectional population based survey and was carried out in Auckland between January 2002 and December 2003, inclusive.(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the cardiovascular disease risk profiles of Pacific peoples in New Zealand is usually aggregated and treated as a single entity. Little is known about the comparability or otherwise of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk between different Pacific groups. AIM To compare CVD risk profiles for the main Pacific ethnic groups assessed in New(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate ethnic-specific metabolic syndrome prevalence in the Auckland region and to identify the main reasons for the differences. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of adults aged between 35-74 years within the Auckland area using a dual sampling frame with both cluster sampling and random selection from electoral rolls. Participants included(More)
AIMS To estimate ethnic-specific raised blood pressure (RBP) prevalences, blood pressure levels, and associations of systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the Auckland region. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of adults aged between 35-74 years in the Auckland region. There were 1006 Maori, 996 Pacific people (mostly of Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, or Cook Islands(More)
INTRODUCTION Pacific New Zealanders have a high prevalence of smoking, with many first smoking in their pre-adolescent years. AIM To identify risk factors for tobacco smoking among Pacific pre-adolescent intermediate school children. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 2208 Pacific students aged between 10 and 13 years from four South Auckland(More)
AIMS To compare self-reported exposure to tobacco smoke in the home or in cars between parents and their pre-adolescent children. METHODS We analysed data on self-reported exposure to secondhand smoke from 3,645 matched pairs of children at baseline (aged between 10 and 13 years) and their parents whether smokers or not, who were participants in Keeping(More)
AIM The aim of this paper is to provide levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and diabetes status for Pacific ethnic groups and make comparisons amongst these groups (Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Cook Islanders) with European New Zealanders by gender from the 2002-03 DHAH Survey. METHODS The DHAH was a cross-sectional population-based survey and(More)
AIM To estimate sociodemographic differences in the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in New Zealand from linked health records. METHODS We combined records of hospital treatment for CHD, dispensing of selected anti-anginal drugs and mortality to estimate the national point prevalence of coronary heart disease in New Zealand in December 2008.(More)
AIM This paper describes and compares proportions of overweight, obese, and average BMI and their relationship with physical activity for Pacific ethnic groups (Samoan, Tongan, Niue, Cook Islands) and European New Zealanders by gender who participated in the 2002-03 Diabetes Heart and Health Study (DHAHS). METHODS The DHAHS was a cross-sectional(More)