Social class, health behaviour, and mortality among men and women in eastern Finland.
To evaluate the associations between social class as defined by occupation, health behaviour, and mortality from all causes and coronary heart disease among middle aged men and women in eastern Finland.
Design-Prospective observational study of two independent, random population samples examined in 1972 and 1977.
Setting-North Karelia and Kuopio, Finland
Subjects-8967 men and 9694 women aged 30-64 years at the beginning of the follow up study.
The subjects were followed up for mortality up till 1987 by using the National Death Registry.
Measurements and main results-Altogether 1429 men and 620 women died during the follow up, 603 men and 164 women of coronary heart disease.
Among both sexes, compared with white collar workers unskilled blue collar workers had more adverse risk factors and also higher mortality due to coronary heart disease, other cardiovascular diseases, cancer, violent causes, and all other causes.
Conclusions-Unfavourable cardiovascular risk factors and high mortality are concentrated among lower social classes in Finland.
Among men about half of the excess coronary and all cause mortality among unskilled blue collar workers was associated with their unfavourable risk factor profile.
The association was smaller in women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Finlande, Facteur risque, Cardiopathie coronaire, Mortalité, Classe sociale, Epidémiologie, Comportement, Comportement santé, Europe, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Artère pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Finland, Risk factor, Coronary heart disease, Mortality, Social class, Epidemiology, Behavior, Europe, Cardiovascular disease, Arterial disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0516399
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.