The epidemiology of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in a biracial community

Steven S. Coughlin, Moyses Szklo, Kenneth Baughman, Thomas A. Pearson

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Abstract

An epidemiologic study of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy was carried out in order to identity possible risk factors for this often fatal cause of heart failure in young adults. Possible associations with black race and other genetic and environmental factors were examined by comparing newly diagnosed cases ascertained from four Baltimore hospitals (n=95) with neighborhood controls (n=95), matched on sex and 5-year age intervals. Matched and unmatched relative odds and conditional logistic regression coefficients were obtained to describe the associations. Statistically significant, independent associations were observed between idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and black race, low annual income, and history of asthma (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-56
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume131
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Epidemiology
Baltimore
Epidemiologic Studies
Young Adult
Asthma
Heart Failure
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio

Keywords

  • Alcohol, ethyl
  • Asthma
  • Blacks
  • Cardiomyopathy, congestive
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Epidemiology

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The epidemiology of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in a biracial community. / Coughlin, Steven S.; Szklo, Moyses; Baughman, Kenneth; Pearson, Thomas A.

In: American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 131, No. 1, 01.1990, p. 48-56.

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Coughlin, Steven S. ; Szklo, Moyses ; Baughman, Kenneth ; Pearson, Thomas A. / The epidemiology of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in a biracial community. In: American Journal of Epidemiology. 1990 ; Vol. 131, No. 1. pp. 48-56.
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