Incidence and predictors of coronary heart disease among older African Americans - The cardiovascular health study

Sharon A. Jackson, Gregory L. Burke, Chau Thach, Mary Cushman, Diane Ives, Neil Powe, Teri A. Manolio

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Although coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death and morbidity in older African Americans, relatively little is known about the incidence and predictors of CHD in this population. This study was undertaken to determine the incidence and predictors of CHD in African-American men and women aged 65 years and older. The participants in this study included a total of 924 African-American men and women aged 65 years of age and older who participated in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). The overall CHD incidence was 26.6 per 1000 person-years of risk. Rates were higher in men than women (35.3 vs. 21.6) and in those 75 years or older than in those less than 75 years (31.3 vs. 24.5). In multivariate analysis, factors associated with higher risk of incident disease were male gender [relative risk (RR) = 1.8, 95% confidence interval (Cl) =1.1, 2.7], diabetes mellitus (RR = 1.9, 95% Cl = 1.2, 2.9), total cholesterol (RR for 40 mg/dL increment = 1.3, 95% Cl = 1.0, 1.5), and low (i.e.,

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-429
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume93
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

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African Americans
Coronary Disease
Incidence
Health
Cause of Death
Diabetes Mellitus
Multivariate Analysis
Cholesterol
Confidence Intervals
Morbidity
Population

Keywords

  • African Americans
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Elderly
  • Incidence

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  • Medicine(all)

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Jackson, S. A., Burke, G. L., Thach, C., Cushman, M., Ives, D., Powe, N., & Manolio, T. A. (2001). Incidence and predictors of coronary heart disease among older African Americans - The cardiovascular health study. Journal of the National Medical Association, 93(11), 423-429.

Incidence and predictors of coronary heart disease among older African Americans - The cardiovascular health study. / Jackson, Sharon A.; Burke, Gregory L.; Thach, Chau; Cushman, Mary; Ives, Diane; Powe, Neil; Manolio, Teri A.

In: Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 93, No. 11, 11.2001, p. 423-429.

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Jackson, SA, Burke, GL, Thach, C, Cushman, M, Ives, D, Powe, N & Manolio, TA 2001, 'Incidence and predictors of coronary heart disease among older African Americans - The cardiovascular health study', Journal of the National Medical Association, vol. 93, no. 11, pp. 423-429.
Jackson, Sharon A. ; Burke, Gregory L. ; Thach, Chau ; Cushman, Mary ; Ives, Diane ; Powe, Neil ; Manolio, Teri A. / Incidence and predictors of coronary heart disease among older African Americans - The cardiovascular health study. In: Journal of the National Medical Association. 2001 ; Vol. 93, No. 11. pp. 423-429.
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