Epidemiological survey

Through the MEPI-CVD award, a large epidemiological survey has been done in two communities (Peri-urban and rural). A total of 5,314 participants were enrolled ranging from 18 to 79 years. This survey has provided data on epidemiology of CVDs [forexample prevalence of hypertension 22%, diabetes 4.3%, and obesity 13.9%). Two of the 3 MEPI-CVD PhD students have utilized these data for their research projects. Three publications so far and 2 manuscripts have been submitted as well as several others in development from the survey data. These data will also feed into the NCDs policy formulation. The data is available for secondary research and already one research trainee is utilizing the data set to look at the burden of renal disease in this community.