Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Latin America: A Comparison with the United States. The Latin American Consortium of Studies in Obesity (LASO)

@inproceedings{Miranda2013MajorCR,
  title={Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Latin America: A Comparison with the United States. The Latin American Consortium of Studies in Obesity (LASO)},
  author={Juan Jaime Miranda and Victor Mauricio Herrera and Julio A. Chirinos and Luis Fernando G{\'o}mez and Pablo Perel and Rafael B Pichardo and {\'A}ngel Gonz{\'a}lez and Jose R. Sanchez and Catterina Ferreccio and Ximena Aguilera and Egl{\'e} R Silva and Myriam Or{\'o}stegui and Josefina Medina-Lezama and Cynthia Marie P{\'e}rez and Erick Su{\'a}rez and Ana P Ortiz and Luis Daniel Rosero and Noberto Schapochnik and Zulma Ortiz and Daniel Ferrante and Juan P. Casas and Leonelo Enrique Bautista},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Limited knowledge on the prevalence and distribution of risk factors impairs the planning and implementation of cardiovascular prevention programs in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. METHODS AND FINDINGS Prevalence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, abnormal lipoprotein levels, obesity, and smoking were estimated from individual-level patient data pooled from population-based surveys (1998-2007, n=31,009) from eight LAC countries and from a national survey of the… CONTINUE READING
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