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Center for Cardio-Metabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Surveillance Study 2010-2011

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Center for Cardio-Metabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Study (CARRS)
Geography 
India (IND)
Delhi, Tamil Nadu
Pakistan (PAK)
Sindh
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
09/2010 - 11/2011
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
Summary 

The purpose of the Center for Cardio-Metabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Surveillance Study (CARRS) was to collect data on the prevalence of cardio-metabolic diseases in order to see the trends in the populations of New Delhi and Chennai, India and Karachi, Pakistan. The target participants for this survey were adults over the age of 20 years. Pregnant women and bed infirmed persons were not included in this survey.

The data were collected through household interviews, biometric samples, and anthropometric measurements. The survey employed a variety of established questionnaires from other studies, such as the NHANES, CUPS, CURES. The Rose Angina Questionnaire was also used. The biometric samples included blood pressure, and blood to check lipids and fasting blood glucose. Urine and saliva samples were also taken. The anthropometric measurements included height, weight, skinfold, mid-arm circumference, body composition through bio-impedance.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Aga Khan University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS), Centre for Chronic Disease Control (India), Emory University, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (India), Public Health Foundation of India. Center for Cardio-Metabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Surveillance Study 2010-2011.