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Longitudinal analysis of genetic risk factors of cardiovascular disease

Causer, Victoria (2014) Longitudinal analysis of genetic risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States. For this reason, CVD and CVD risk factor prevention poses high public health significance, due to its prevalence and financial burden on society. CVD and risk factors prevalence as well as genetic structures are known to be different in White and African American populations. This indicates that genetic differences could be responsible for differences in disease prevalence. The purpose of this study was to examine if genotype was a significant predictor of CVD risk factor measurements over time using mixed modeling and trajectory group analysis.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Causer, Victoriavdc5@pitt.eduVDC5
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairWeissfeld, Lisalweis@pitt.eduLWEIS
Committee MemberHalder, Indraniinh2@pitt.eduINH2
Committee CoChairChang, Chung-Chou H.changj@pitt.eduCHANGJ
Date: 20 July 2014
Date Type: Submission
Defense Date: 28 July 2014
Approval Date: 29 September 2014
Submission Date: 6 August 2014
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 44
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Biostatistics
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardiovascular disease, longitudinal, genetic, blood pressure, inflammation
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2014 20:07
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 23:50
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22630

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