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An acronym for Multinational MONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovascular diseases, a multicenter, multinational epidemiological study of coronary heart disease, hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases, sponsored by the World Health Organization, with support from national research funding agencies in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and elsewhere, established in 1979. The MONICA project has tracked trends and identified and measured risk factors for coronary heart disease, stroke, etc. See http://www.ktl.fi/monica/ for a summary of the project and links to details.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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