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Predicting Heart Disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
This study was a follow up of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes for a cohort of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory (NT) who participated in a health screening program 'Heart Health' in 1995. It aimed to identify which clinical measures best predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in Indigenous communities in central Australia. In particular the study aimed to identify early markers of cardiovascular risk that may be useful in clinical screening programs, with the aim of reassessing and amending current clinical guidelines.
Aboriginal health services in three central Australian communities participated in the baseline surveys and the follow up study.
The study was conducted by the Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Lowitja Institute.
Abstract adapted from the Lowitja Institute and the University of Melbourne
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Luke JN, Ritte R, O'Dea K, Brown A, Piers LS, Jenkins AJ, Rowley KG (2015)
Nutritional predictors of successful chronic disease prevention for a community cohort in Central Australia.
Public Health Nutrition; FirstView(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015003262):
Luke JN, Brown AD, Brazionis L, O'Dea K, Best JD, McDermott RA, Wang Z, Wang Z, Rowley KG (2013)
Exploring clinical predictors of cardiovascular disease in a central Australian Aboriginal cohort.
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology; 20(2): 246-253
Luke JN, Brown A, Daniel M, O'Dea K, Best JD, Jenkins AJ, Wang Z, McDermott RA, Wang Z, Rowley KG (2013)
The metabolic syndrome and CVD outcomes for a central Australian cohort.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 100(3): e70–e73
Luke J, Rowley K, Brown A (2010)
Cardiovascular risk for Aboriginal people in Central Australia: evaluation of PBS lipid treatment guidelines.
The Chronicle; 16(1): 28
Luke JN, Brown A, O’Neal DN, Kerin O’Dea K, Jenkins AJ, Kelaher M, Best JD, Rowley KG (2009)
Lipid treatment guidelines and cardiovascular risk for Aboriginal people in Central Australia.
Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 552-556
Shemesh T, Rowley KG, Piers LS, Best JD, O'Dea K (2008)
Low high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol is the most prevalent metabolic abnormality for Australian Aboriginal men and women when lean.
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation; 15(1): 49-51
Rowley KG, O'Dea K, Anderson I, McDermott R, Saraswati K, Tilmouth R, Roberts I, Fitz J, Wang Z, Best JD, Wang Z, Brown A (2008)
Lower than expected morbidity and mortality for an Australian Aboriginal population: 10-year follow-up in a decentralised community.
Medical Journal of Australia; 188(5): 283-287
O'Neal DN, Piers LS, Iser DM, Rowley KG, Jenkins AJ, Best JD, O'Dea K (2008)
Australian Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders have an atherogenic lipid profile that is characterised by low HDL-cholesterol level and small LDL particles.
Journal of Atherosclerosis Research; 201(2): 368-377
Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2008)
Good health outcomes over two decades for a decentralised NT Aboriginal community - Utopia [policy brief].
: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health
Schutte AE, Shemesh T, Rowley K, Best JD, McDermott R, O'Dea K (2005)
The metabolic syndrome and changing relationship between blood pressure and insulin with age, as observed in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Diabetic Medicine; 22(11): 1589-1597
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