The purpose of this chart book is to present largely unpublished estimates of incidence and prevalence from six community cohort studies and one surveillance study sponsored by the NHLBI: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Cohort Study, Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), Framingham Heart Study (FHS), Multi- Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Strong Heart Study (SHS), and ARIC Surveillance. These studies comprise 23 defined communities.
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Last Updated July 2013