Adults in the 18-county Mississippi Delta region are disproportionately affected by heart disease and other chronic illnesses compared to persons living in other parts of the state and nation.
About Delta CHES
Delta CHES is a new study to learn more about risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses in adults who live in the Mississippi Delta. Information from Delta CHES will be used to identify specific patterns of risk behaviors associated with these conditions and will help the Mississippi State Department of Health plan better heart health promotion programs and chronic illness control strategies.
Approximately 800 adults from the Mississippi Delta were asked questions about their health, lifestyle, behaviors and current medication use. The following were measured:
- Hip and waist size
- Blood pressure
Blood samples were taken and participants were asked to complete a form about their diet and to wear a pedometer.
Fall 2011 - ongoing
Delta CHES Documents
Delta CHES Contact Information
Vanessa L. Short, PhD, MPH
Principal Investigator and Director
Tameka Ivory-Walls, MS
Delta CHES is a project of the Mississippi State Department of Health with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).