Data Resource Profile: The Global Health and Population Project on Access to Care for Cardiometabolic Diseases (HPACC)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. In recent decades, a rising prevalence of major CVD risk factors including diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia has been observed in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where CVD was not previously considered a major health priority. As economic development drives urbanization and changes in lifestyles in many LMICs, this trend is expected to continue. Although ∼80% of CVD deaths now occur in LMICs, there are few data sources that allow empirical estimation of key CVD indicators and relationships relevant to epidemiology, health behaviour, and health services. In this profile, we provide an overview of a novel data resource for the study of CVD risk factors in LMICs, entitled the Global Health and Population Project on Access to Care for Cardiometabolic Diseases (HPACC).
Manne‐Goehler , J., M. Theilmann, D. Flood, M. Marcus, G. Andall-Brereton, K. Agoudavi, W. Lopez Arboleda, K. Aryal, B. Bicaba, P. Bovet, L. Campos Caldeira Brant, G. Brian, . Chamberlin, G. Chen, A. Damasceno, M. Dorobantu, M. Dunn, C. Ebert, F. Farzadfar, M. Gurung, D. Guwatudde, C. Houehanou, D. Houinato, N. Hwalla, J. Jorgensen, K. Karki, D. Labadarios, N. Lunet, D. Carvalho Malta, J. Martins, M. Mayige, R. Wong-McClure, S. Moghaddam, J. Mwangi, O. Mwalim, B. Norov, S. Quesnel-Crooks, S. Rhode, J. Seiglie, A. Sibai, B. Silver, L. Sturua, A. Stokes, A. Supiyev, L. Tsabedze, Z. Zhumadilov, L. Jaacks, R. Atun, J. Davies, S. Vollmer and T. Bärnighausen (2022), Data Resource Profile: The Global Health and Population Project on Access to Care for Cardiometabolic Diseases (HPACC). International Journal of Epidemiology, 51, 6, e337–e349