The China Seven Cities Study and the Pacific Rim Transdisciplinary Tobacco and Alcohol Use Research Center

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Community and Global Health (CGU)

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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | International Public Health | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion


The China Seven Cities Study (CSCS) investigates the impact of rapidly changing economic and social conditions on health behaviors, risks, and outcomes as China evolves into a market economy. Launched in 2001 and carried out in seven of China’s largest urban areas, the study unites US researchers with Chinese public health leaders and academics. The participating seven cities, which span much of the geographic, economic, and cultural diversity of China, are Harbin and Shenyang in the northeast, Wuhan in the center, Chengdu and Kunming in the west-southwest, and Hangzhou and Qingdao in the economically developed coastal regions. Collaborating in the study consortium are the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California–Keck School of Medicine; the Health Bureaus, Centers for Disease Control, and Health Education Institutes in the seven cities; the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Peking University; and universities in each of the seven participating cities

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© 2006 Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.