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PURSE-HIS

whd1Across WHO Regions, the South-East Asia Region (SEAR) has highest incidence of premature mortality from NCDs. The PURSEHIS, located on the SEAR, is an epidemiological study that involves more than 8,000 men and women from urban and rural communities in South India. PURSEHIS is designed to investigate the causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its clinical outcomes, and variation in cardiovascular risk factors by gender, socioeconomic status and location.

The objectives of PURSEHIS:

  1. to estimate the prevalence of risk factors for CVD among the urban, semiurban, and rural communities;
  2. to estimate the prevalence of overt CVD in urban, semiurban, and rural communities;
  3. to estimate the prevalence of subclinical CVD by provocative testing in urban, semiurban, and rural communities;
  4. to estimate the progression of subclinical and overt CVD in these communities, including an examination of how the risk factor outcome associations vary across communities;
  5. to develop, implement, and evaluate cost-effective CVD prevention strategies , including the use of alternative system of medicine and/ or with a recognized allopathic system of medicine.

Probability of dying from the four main noncommunicable diseases between the ages of 30 and 70 years, comparable WHO estimates, 2012: highest probability in SEAR

For more details about the PURSEHIS, please download this document.