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  1. Alcohol consumption, diet, coronary risk factors, and prevalent coronary heart disease in men and women in the Scottish heart health study.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To measure the relationship between reported alcohol consumption and prevalent diagnosed and undiagnosed coronary heart disease (CHD) in men and women to see how much could be explained by covariation with diet, lifestyle, and biomedical factors.

    Design and setting

    This was a cross sectional, random population survey covering 22 districts of Scotland and using general practitioner patient lists as the sampling frame.

    Odds ratios for prevalent CHD at different levels of alcohol consumption taken from a seven day recall were analysed.

    These ratios were then adjusted for lifestyle and biomedical factors.


    Male and female responders aged 40-59 years who completed the survey questionnaire and attended the survey clinic.

    Main results

    The participation rate of those invited was 74%. Of the 10 359 responders, 658 were excluded because of missing alcohol data or ambiguous cardiovascular status.

    The questionnaire was used to designate 7058 drinkers and 2643 non-drinkers, who were then classified as having diagnosed or undiagnosed CHD, or who were controls.


    These results tend to confirm that intermediate alcohol consumption is a component and contributor to a low coronary risk lifestyle.

    Its effects are largely explained by adjusting for both confounding lifestyle associations and for biomedical effects but the remaining effect, and the lower risk with wine drinking compared with beer, are intriguing.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Consommation, Ethanol, Nutrition, Mode de vie, Facteur risque, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil circulatoire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Consumption, Ethanol, Nutrition, Life habit, Risk factor, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Cardiovascular disease

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    Cote : 95-0479267

    Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 01/03/1996.