Cardiovascular disease among Alaska Natives: a review of the literature.

@article{Schumacher2003CardiovascularDA,
  title={Cardiovascular disease among Alaska Natives: a review of the literature.},
  author={Catherine Schumacher and Michael. Davidson and Gretchen Ehrsam},
  journal={International journal of circumpolar health},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={
          343-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND We reviewed the literature of population-based studies regarding heart disease and stroke occurrence among Alaska Natives. The existing literature suggests that differences in cardiovascular mortality rates and risk factors exist in Alaska Natives by ethnicity and residence. However, data sources are largely limited to mortality data and small community-based studies. OBJECTIVES Because cardiovascular disease occurrence has not been well studied among Alaska Natives, it is… CONTINUE READING

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