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The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study is composed of 5 interrelated research projects, centered on our established cohort of 1500 Puerto Ricans, aged 45-75 years at baseline. Projects 1-4 directly build upon data obtained in the first two interview cycles (baseline and 2-year), during the initial funding period, by adding additional measures in a third 5-year interview. These additional measures include:
Each of these projects examines overlapping aspects of likely causal direction in the progression from social determinants of stress to health behavior to allostatic load and biochemical risk factors and on toward evidence of CVD, in the presence of genetic variability. With three points, over five years, we will be able to examine linear relationships with changes in multiple measures using new statistical modeling procedures that maximize the use of data.
This intervention was conducted with participants who are not in the cohort, but who are living in the same communities.
Questionnaires are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader in order to view them. It can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.
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Mattei JM, Sotos-Prieto M, Bigornia SJ, Noel SE, Tucker KL. The Mediterranean diet score is more strongly associated with favorable cardiometabolic risk factors over 2 years than other diet quality indexes in Puerto Rican adults. J Nutr Apr 2017;147:661-9. PMCID: PMC5368589 (Link to PubMed)
See Publications 2011-2014.
See Publications 2005 - 2010.
If interested in using our data for research, please fill out the following manuscript proposal form (doc).
Please send the completed form to Esther_Carver@uml.edu.