This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome x
Sponsor Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Collaborator National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Start date January 2007
End date July 2009
Trial size 2000 participants
Trial identifier NCT00362128, 1338, R01HL077809


The Chinese population is currently the fastest growing ethnic group in New York City (NYC). Research has shown that Chinese immigrants living in NYC have higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than individuals in China. This study will evaluate the effect that acculturation has on health habits and CVD risk factors in Chinese immigrants living in NYC.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model ecologic or community
Time perspective cross-sectional

Primary Outcomes

Cardiovascular risk variables
time frame: Cross-Sectional

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Chinese immigrant - Currently residing in NYC

Additional Information

Official title Chinese American Cardiovascular Health Assessment CHA-CHA
Principal investigator Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD
Description CVD includes diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels. The underlying cause of CVD is atherosclerosis, in which fatty plaques develop on the inner walls of arteries. There are many risk factors for CVD, including inflammation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity. Research has shown that CVD mortality rates differ greatly between Chinese immigrants living in NYC and individuals living in China. Because of this difference, it is important to understand the impact of immigration and acculturation on health habits and psychosocial factors, which may influence the development of CVD. This study will gather information from Chinese immigrants in NYC to identify the impact of immigration and acculturation on behavior and CVD risk factors. In addition, results from this study may provide insight into the CVD risk patterns in other immigrant groups. This study will enroll Chinese immigrants living in NYC. Participants will attend one study visit and will complete questionnaires to assess their health habits (diet, physical activity, and smoking), stress levels, and socioeconomic status. Participants will also undergo a physical examination and blood collection.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.