Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in Montana American Indians and non-Indians.

  title={Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in Montana American Indians and non-Indians.},
  author={Todd S. Harwell and Dorothy Gohdes and K. Moore and Janet M McDowall and Jane G Smilie and Steven D. Helgerson},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={20 3},
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both American Indian and non-Indian adults. Few published studies have compared the prevalence of CVD and related risk factors in Indians to that in non-Indians in the same geographic area. OBJECTIVE To compare CVD and risk factors in American Indian and non-Indian populations in Montana. METHODS Adult American Indians (n=1000) living on or near Montana's seven reservations and non-Indian (n=905) Montanans statewide… CONTINUE READING

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