Cardiovascular Disease

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Abdominal Adiposity and Physical Activity in Cree First Nations Children Living On-Reserve in an Alberta Community

Alternate Title
Original Research
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ashlee-Ann E. Pigford
Dia Sanou
Geoff D. C. Ball
David Dyck Fehderau
Noreen D. Willows
Canadian Journal of Diabetes, vol. 35, no. 4, September 2011, pp. 328-333
Description
Looks at a study of Cree First Nations children, aged 5 to 12, to determine predisposition to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes coupled with level of physical activity.
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'The Abiding Condition Was Hunger': Assessing the Long-Term Biological and Health Effects of Malnutrition and Hunger in Canada's Residential Schools

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ian Mosby
Tracey Galloway
British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 30, no. 2, 2017, pp. [147]-162
Description
Evidence suggests that due to the nutritional deprivations experienced by children in residential schools, there is a high prevalence of metabolic risk factors among Indigenous peoples in Canada.
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Aboriginal Health Committees and Community Development (on the North Coast of NSW)

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Mavis Golds
Eric van Beuden
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 15, no. 6, November/December 1991, pp. 9-11
Description
Overview of community development program in which communities identified their own action program. Common priorities for discussion were housing, sewage, water, alcohol, first aid, and unemployment.
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Aboriginal Vascular Health Program Going Strong

Articles » General
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 28, no. 5, September/October 2004, p. 15
Description
Brief article celebrates the receipt of $2M (Australian) in funding from the New South Wales government for promotion and access improvements for vascular disease support services.
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Acute Myocardial Infarction among Navajo Indians, 1976-83

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
J. L. Coulehan
G. Lerner
K. Helzlsouer
T. K. Welty
J. McLaughlin
American Journal of Public Health, vol. 76, no. 4, April 1986, pp. 412-414
Description
Found that incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) diagnosed among Navajo Indians remained low (0.5 per 1,000 persons age 30 years or more).
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Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in Indigenous Populations

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Andrew C. Steer
Jonathan R. Carapetis
Pediatric Clinics of North America, vol. 56, no. 6, Health Issues in Indigenous Children: An Evidence Based Approach for the General Pediatrician, December 2009, pp. 1401-1419
Description
Research shows link between these diseases and socioeconomic disadvantages and lack of cost-effective approaches to prevention.
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Acylation Stimulating Protein is Higher in Inuit From Nunavik Compared to a Southern Quebec Population

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jessica D. Smith
Katherine Cianflone
Eric Dewailly
Marie-Ludivine Château-Degat
Marie-Claude Vohl
Pierre Julien
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 68, no. 5, 2009, pp. 421-432
Description
Studies whether Acylation Stimulating Protein (ASP) plays a role in the lower risk of ischemic heart disease in the Inuit of Nunavik in northern Quebec compared to a southern Quebec Caucasian population.
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Addressing Disparities in the Health of American Indian and Alaska Native People: The Importance of Improved Public Health Data

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ursula E. Bauer
Marcus Plescia
American Journal of Public Health , vol. 104, no. S3, Supplement 3, June 2014, pp. S255-S247
Description
Uses links to Indian Health Services (IHS) patient records to lessen misclassification of race and identify eligibility for services from federally recognized tribes.
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Adherence to Dietary Recommendations for Saturated Fat, Fiber, and Sodium is Low in American Indians and Other U.S. Adults With Diabetes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sigal Eilat-Adar
Jiaqiong Xu
Ellie Zephier
Veronica O'Leary
Barbara V. Howard
et al.
Journal of Nutrition, vol. 138, no. 9, 2008, pp. 1699-1704
Description
Advocates the importance of adhering to dietary recommendations for those with diabetes and other risk factors or those at high risk for diabetes.
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Alaska Native Mortality, 1979-1998

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Gretchen Ehrsam Day
Anne P. Lanier
Public Health Reports, vol. 118, no. 6, November-December 2003, pp. 518-530
Description
Compares mortality patterns between Alaskan Native and Non-Native population between 1989 to 1998 and trends for period between 1979-1998. Uses data from the Indian Health Service and 1990 Census.
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Angiotensinogen Gene Variation Associated with Variation in Blood Pressure in Aboriginal Canadians

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Robert A. Hegele
Stewart B. Harris
Anthony J. G. Hanley
Fang Sun
Philip W. Connelly
Bernard Zinman
Hypertension, vol. 29, no. 5, May 1997, pp. 1073-1077
Description
Findings indicated a high frequency of the gene AGT T235 and a significant association between variation in systolic blood pressure and the AGT gene.
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Animal Source Food Intake and Association With Blood Cholesterol, Glycerophospholipids and Sphingolipids in a Northern Swedish Population

Alternate Title
Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Wilmar Igl
Afaf Kamal-Eldin
Åsa Johansson
Gerhard Liebisch
Carsten Gnewuch
Gerd Schmitz
Ulf Gyllensten
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 72, Supplement 1, 2013, p. article no. 21162
Description
Study results indicated that high game meat consumption in the traditional lifestyle (TLS) group is related to increased cholesterol levels.
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Association of Albuminuria With All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Diabetes: The Strong Heart Study

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jiaqiong Xu
Elisa T. Lee
Lyle G. Best
Momotaz Begum
William C.Knowler
et al.
The British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, vol. 5, no. 6, November 2005, pp. 334-340
Description
Reports the results from a study that suggests albuminuria is a strong independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in American Indians with diabetes.
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Atherosclerosis in Alaska Natives and Non-Natives

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
William P. Newman
John P. Middaugh
Lancet, vol. 341, no. 8852, April 26, 1993, p. 1056
Description
Evaluates the extent of atherosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries and aortas from Alaska residents of comparable age and sex.
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Behavioural Risk Factors of Arterial Hypertension in the Evenk Population of the Russian Arctic

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Svetlana Semenovna Shadrina
Anna Innokentievna Sivtseva
Elena Nikolaevna Sivtseva
Ara Andreevna Donskaya
Olga Nikolaevna Ivanova
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 78, no. 1, 2019
Description
Article examines the behavioural risk factors for arterial hypertension (AH)—including tobacco use, excessive alcohol use, and a lack of physical activity—among Evenk people. Also notes that incidence of AH is also influenced by marital status, employment, education, and housing conditions.
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The Blame Game: Constructions of Māori Medical Compliance

Alternate Title
The Blame Game: Constructions of Maori Medical Compliance
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Liane Penney
Helen Moewaka Barnes
Tim McCreanor
AlterNative, vol. 7, no. 2, 2011, pp. 73-86
Description
Looks at the disparities in health which are compounded by discriminatory attitudes and behaviours of clinicians.
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Blood Pressure Among the Inuit (Eskimo) Populations in the Arctic

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Peter Bjerregaard
Eric Dewailly
T. Kue Young
Carole Blanchet
Robert A. Hegele ... [et al.]
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, vol. 31, no. 2, 2003, pp. 92-99
Description
Study shows that Inuit blood pressures rank intermediate on a global scale but low compared with most European populations.
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Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure Screening in a Rural Public School System: The Healthy Kids Project

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
William E. Moore
Aietah Stephens
Terry Wilson
Wesley Wilson
June E. Eichner
Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 3, no. 4, October 2006, p. article A114
Description
Contends that students who were involved with the Healthy Kids Project showed high rates of excess weight, with American Indians and African Americans at the greatest risk.
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Body Mass Index May Overestimate the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among The Inuit

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Guylaine Charbonneau-Roberts
Helga Saudny-Unterberger
Harriet V. Kuhnlein
Grace M. Egeland
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 64, no. 2, 2005, pp. 163-169
Description
Contends that using standing height alone to calculate the body mass index may overestimate those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease among the Inuit.
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Book review

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Ron Welburn
Wendy G. Teeter
Steven D. Gomez
Donald L. Fixico
Stephen Wall
Gregory R. Campbell
Gus Pànthái:dê Palmer
Martha J. Macri
James Mackay
Anthony K. Webster
Rebecca Tsosie
Anya Montiel
Maria Williams
Kevin J. White
Sarah Deer
et al.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 33, no. 3, 2009, pp. 111-165
Description
Book reviews of 20 books: The American Indian Oral History Manual: Making Many Voices Heard by Charles E. Trimble, Barbara W. Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan. Collaborating at the Trowel's Edge: Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Archaeology edited by Stephen W. Silliman. Doctor to the North: Thirty Years Treating Heart Disease Among the Inuit by John H.
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The BRAID Study

Theses
Author/Creator
Sharndeep Singh Kaler
Description
Medical Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Alberta, 2005. Study of prediabetes and metabolic syndrome, findings indicate highest prevalence in North America found in Métis and First Nation communities in Alberta.
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C-Reactive Protein as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Risk in a Population With a High Prevalence of Diabetes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lyle G. Best
Ying Zhang
Elisa T. Lee
Jeun-Liang Yeh
Linda Cowan
et al.
Circulation, vol. 112, no. 9, 2005, pp. 1289-1295
Description
Study finds C-reactive protein (CRP) is a predictor of cardiovascular disease in 45 to 74 year old American Indians, but the predictive ability of CRP changes among subgroups with different risk factors.
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Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health Risks in Canada's Aboriginal Population

Alternate Title
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health Risks in Canada's Aboriginal Population: An Alberta Acadre Network CIHR-ICRH New Frontiers Workshop : February 12 & 13, 2002, University of Alberta
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Malcolm King
Gustavo Zayas
Rose Martial
Pimatisiwin, vol. 2, no. 2, Winter, 2004, pp. 75-95
Description
Goals from the workshop were to develop an agenda for restoring cardiovascular and respiratory health in Aboriginal communities.
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Cardiovascular Disease

Alternate Title
Primary Prevention Focus Areas: Cardiovascular Disease
Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description
Cardiovascular disease, at one time was rare among Native Americans and Alaska Natives, now it is the leading cause of death.
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Cardiovascular Disease Amongst Indigenous Australians

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Noel Hayman
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 21, no. 4, July/August 1997, pp. 15-17
Description
Reports that death rates from cardiovascular disease for Indigenous Australians are 3 to 4 times that of the non-Indigenous population.
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Cardiovascular Disease and Risk in the Aboriginal Population

Alternate Title
Risk Factors, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease Among Aboriginal People in Canada: The Study of Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation in Aboriginal Peoples
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathryn A. Myers
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol. 166, no. 3, February 5, 2002, p. 355
Description
Review of study: Risk Factors, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease Among Aboriginal People in Canada: The Study of Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation in Aboriginal Peoples by S. Anand, S. Yusuf, R. Jacobs, A.D. Davis, Q. Yi ... [et al.] Study shows that an epidemic of CVD can be expected unless the risk factor profile can be modified.
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Cardiovascular Disease in Navajo Indians with Type 2 Diabetes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Wendy Hoy
Amy Light
Donald Megill
Public Health Reports, vol. 110, no. 1, January-February 1995, pp. 87-94
Description
Genetic predisposition, changes in diet and activity found to contribute to Navajo peoples susceptibility to diabetes, which is complicated by renal and cardiovascular disease.
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Cardiovascular Disease in the Métis Nation of Ontario: Lay Report

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Clare L. Atzema
Moira Kapral
Julie Klein-Geltink
Eriola Asllani
Description
Reports statistics on the number people per 100 between April 1, 2006 and March 31, 2009 with: acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, and rheumatic heart disease. Also includes number of hospital re-admissions and deaths. Data sources: citizenship registry of the Métis Nation of Ontario (as of spring 2005), Ontario Health Insurance Plan, Discharge Abstract Database, and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System.
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Cardiovascular Disease in the Métis Nation of Ontario: Technical Report

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Clare L. Atzema
Moira Kapral
Julie Klein-Geltink
Eriola Asllani
Description
Statistics for six diseases: acute myocardial infarction / unstable angina; congestive heart failure; cerebrovascular disease; atrial fibrillation; congenital heart disease; and rheumatic heart disease.
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Cardiovascular Disease Research in Native Americans

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Valerie S. Eschiti
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, vol. 20, no. 3, May-June 2005, pp. 155-161
Description
Study shows a high level of risk, a high prevalence and high mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). In 1992 CVD in Aboriginal Americans exceeded the rates for all other races, regardless of age; also examines cultural factors that play a role in the health disparities.
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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Screening Among Alaska Native Women: The Traditions of the Heart Project

Alternate Title
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Sceening in Women
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Vanessa Y. Hiratsuka
Ryan Loo
Julie C. Will
Rebecca Oberrecht
Patricia Poindexter
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 66, Supplement 1, 2007, pp. 39-44
Description
Argues that interventions are needed to reduce the many cardiovascular risk factors among Alaska Aboriginal women.
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