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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participating studies in Australia and Asia in the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration

From: A comparison of risk factors for mortality from heart failure in Asian and non-Asian populations: An overview of individual participant data from 32 prospective cohorts from the Asia-Pacific Region

Study name (Country) N Baseline years Female (%) Age (yrs) HF deaths FU (yrs) SBP (mmHg) BMI (kg/m2) TC (mmol/L) Diab (%) Smoke (%)
ALSA (Aus) 1613 1992-93 48 78 20 5 148 26.0 5.8 8.3 7.7
ANHF (Aus) 9277 1989-90 51 43 3 8 126 25.4 5.5 1.9 24.1
Busselton (Aus) 7866 1966-81 52 45 50 27 138 24.6 5.9 3.5 33.8
Canberra (Aus) 833 1990-91 46 77 16 9 145 - - 6.8 11.3
Melbourne (Aus) 41286 1990-94 59 55 18 9 138 26.9 5.5 5.4 11.3
Perth (Aus) 10230 1978-94 48 45 5 14 130 25.2 5.8 2.1 25.5
WAAAA Screenees (Aus) 12203 1996-99 0 72 10 3 157 26.9 - 11.6 10.9
Total Australia 83308   47 55 122 8 139 26.3 5.6 5.4 16.4
Aito Town (Japan) 1717 1980-83 57 51 9 15 136 22.6 4.6 2.7 28.6
Akabane (Japan) 1836 1985-86 56 54 16 11 125 22.5 5.0 2.5 28.0
Anzhen (China) 8378 1991 55 54 3 4 129 23.9 - 0.0 28.5
Beijing Steelworkers (China) 8957 1970 12 36 15 28 123 - - - -
Civil Service Workers (Japan) 9319 1990-92 33 47 1 7 126 22.5 5.2 1.8 37.9
CVDFACTS (Taiwan) 5730 1988-96 55 47 4 6 118 23.5 5.0 2.7 22.2
East Beijing (China) 1128 1977-94 51 44 3 17 125 23.6 - 5.6 28.6
Fangshan (China) 2625 1991-92 67 47 1 4 136 24.4 4.6 7.1 39.3
Guangzhou Occupational (China) 167377 1985-97 22 42 11 7 115 22.6 5.3 10.5 47.6
Hisayama (Japan) 1616 1961 56 56 24 25 135 21.6 4.1 0.0 42.7
Hong Kong 3006 1985-91 58 79 4 3 150 21.9 5.3 8.6 18.6
Huashan (China) 1868 1990-92 52 53 2 3 126 23.3 4.6 13.7 24.9
Kinmen (Taiwan) 2793 1993-96 48 63 90 3 137 23.4 - 8.6 8.3
KMIC (Korea) 183600 1992 37 44 7 4 122 23.0 5.0 7.7 38.5
Konan (Japan) 1226 1987-95 55 52 9 6 130 21.9 4.9 12.6 30.1
Miyama (Japan) 1078 1988-90 56 61 11 7 132 22.1 5.1 0.0 29.5
Ohasama (Japan) 2240 1992-93 64 60 4 4 128 23.3 5.0 10.9 20.0
Saitama (Japan) 3624 1986-90 62 55 28 11 135 22.4 5.0 1.7 28.4
Seven Cities Cohorts (China) 10811 1987 55 54 139 3 130 22.6 5.0 1.2 35.1
Shibata (Japan) 2350 1977 58 57 34 20 131 22.4 4.6 1.1 33.1
Shigaraki Town (Japan) 3758 1991-97 60 57 7 4 132 22.5 5.0 7.2 28.8
Shirakawa (Japan) 4643 1974-79 54 48 27 18 127 21.5 4.6 0.9 34.9
Six Cohorts (China) 19387 1982-86 47 45 6 9 119 21.2 4.2 0.0 46.0
Tanno/Soubetsu (Japan) 1984 1977 53 51 16 16 133 23.6 4.9 7.2 38.6
Tianjin (China) 9335 1984 51 55 21 6 136 23.5 - 0.0 50.9
Total Asia 460386   34 45 492 6 121 22.8 4.9 6.9 41.4
Total 543694   36 46 614 7 124 23.6 5.1 6.5 37.3
  1. FU = mean follow-up in years; SBP = systolic blood pressure; TC = total cholesterol; diab = diabetes; HF = death from heart failure; NHS = National Health Survey; ALSA = Australian Longitudinal Study of Aging; ANHF = Australian National Heart Foundation. WAAAA = West Australian Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm; CISCH = Capital Iron and Steel Hospital; KMIC = Korean Medical Insurance Corporation. - = no data available.