Prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular diseases among Hispanic/Latino individuals of diverse backgrounds in the United States.

@article{Daviglus2012PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular diseases among Hispanic/Latino individuals of diverse backgrounds in the United States.},
  author={Martha L. Daviglus and Gregory A. Talavera and M. Larissa Avil{\'e}s-Santa and Matthew A. Allison and Jianwen Cai and Michael H. Criqui and Marc D. Gellman and Aida Luz Giachello and Natalia A. Gouskova and Robert C. Kaplan and Lisa M Lavange and Frank J Penedo and Krista M. Perreira and Amber Pirzada and Neil Schneiderman and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller and Paul D. Sorlie and Jeremiah Stamler},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={308 17},
  pages={1775-84}
}
CONTEXT Major cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are leading causes of mortality among US Hispanic and Latino individuals. Comprehensive data are limited regarding the prevalence of CVD risk factors in this population and relations of these traits to socioeconomic status (SES) and acculturation. OBJECTIVES To describe prevalence of major CVD risk factors and CVD (coronary heart disease [CHD] and stroke) among US Hispanic/Latino individuals of different backgrounds, examine relationships of SES… CONTINUE READING
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