Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Project (PURE)

Dates: January 2003 – December 2021
Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Economic and Social Research Council 
ECOHOST staff involved: Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Ben Palafox
Description: The PURE study is a large-scale community-based prospective study which has established cohorts in over 600 urban and rural communities in 21 countries that vary widely in political, sociocultural, and economic conditions. PURE is expected to yield important new insights on international health in the next few years as it captures not only demographic and socioeconomic data on all individuals in selected households but also detailed information on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among adults between the ages of 35 and 70 years, going beyond any other existing study of CVD, non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.
Collaborator: Population Health Research Institute

Key Publications:

Yusuf S, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Islam S, Wei L, Lisheng L, Jian B, Qinglin L, Fanghong L, Tianlu L, Liu Y, Shiying Z, Mony P, Swaminathan S, Mohan V, Gupta R, Kumar R, Vijayakumar K, Lear S, Anand S, Wielgolz A, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Ismail N, Iqbal R, Rahman O, Rosengren A, Yusufali A, Kelishadi R, Kruger A, Puoane T, Szuba A, Chifamba J, Oguz A, McQueen M, McKee M, Dagenais G on behalf of the PURE Investigators. Cardiovascular risk and events in 17 low-, middle-, and high-income countries. N Engl J Med, 2014; 371(9):818-827

Chow CK, Teo KK, Rangarajan S, Islam S, Gupta R, Avezum A, Bahonar A, Chifamba J, Dagenais G, Diaz R, Kazmi K, Lanas F, Wei L, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Fanghong L, Ismail N, Puoane T, Rosengren A, Szuba A, Temizhan A, Wielgosz A, Yusuf R, Yusufali A, McKee M, Lisheng L, Mony P, Yusuf S on behalf of the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology) Study investigators. Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in rural and urban communities from high, middle and low income countries. JAMA 2013; 310: 959-968

Corsi DJ, Subramanian SV, Chow CK, McKee M, Chifamba J, Dagenais G, Diaz R, Kelishadi R, Kruger A, Lanas F, López-Jaramilo P, Mony P, Mohan V, Avezum A, Oguz A, Rosengren A, Szuba A, Wei Li, Yusoff K, Yusufali A, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Yusuf S, on Behalf of the PURE Investigators. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study: Baseline characteristics of the household sample and comparative analysis with national data in 17 countries. Am Heart J 2013; 166: 636-646

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