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Table 1 Characteristics of study sites

From: Task shifting of frontline community health workers for cardiovascular risk reduction: design and rationale of a cluster randomised controlled trial (DISHA study) in India

Site Name District/Area Participating Centre/Medical Institution Setting Details
Indorea Sardarpur, Dhar Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore Tribal Predominantly tribal population, and agrarian society. Very poor connectivity by road.
Junagadha Junagadh, Gujrat Aga Khan Health Services, Mumbai Rural Primarily rural with conservative social practices.
Pondicherrya Pondicherry, Puducherry Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry Urban Urban and coastal site with fairly good public health infrastructure available.
Shimlaa Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla Rural A predominantly agrarian population in a hilly terrain; sparsely populated villages.
Tandaa Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda Tribal Predominantly tribal with agriculture as primary occupation.
Bhubaneswar Kalahandi, Bhawanipatna Regional Medical Research Centres, Bhubaneswar Tribal Predominantly tribal population with major tribes of Kondhas and Souras. The primary occupation is agriculture
  Utnoor, Adilabad National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad Tribal Predominantly tribal dominated population. The main occupation is agriculture
Jodhpur Kotra Desert Medicines Research Centre, Jodhpur Tribal Primarily tribal site, with hilly terrain. The main occupation is agriculture
Ranchi & Patna Ratu & Namkum Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna (in collaboration with Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences , Ranchi) Tribal Primarily tribal population with agriculture as main occupation.
Dibrugarh Dibrugarh Regional Medical Research Centre, North East Region Tribal Predominantly tribal population and mostly tea garden workers.
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