Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit


Chinese ecological studies

Rural areas

During 1983, in collaboration with the Chinese Academies of Medical Science and of Preventive Medicine (CAMS & CAPM), two rural villages were chosen at random in each of 65 counties, detailed biochemical and dietary studies were made of the middle-aged adults, and the results related to the cause-specific death rates in those counties. This led to a 1990 monograph [83] that won an award for being the best medical monograph of the decade published in China, and helped guide a number of other studies.

In 1989 the survey was repeated in these villages, along with a detailed survey of the causes of 300,000 deaths in those counties. A preliminary monograph of the 1989 results is available.

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