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  1. Haemostatic and other cardiovascular risk factors, and socioeconomic status among middle-aged finnish men and women.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The higher morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in lower social classes has been shown repeatedly in Finland.

    Lower socioeconomic groups also have a more adverse CVD risk factor profile.

    The association between socioeconomic factors and risk of CVD is only partly explained by the traditional risk factors.

    Fibrinogen may be of particular importance as an underlying mechanism that mediates this association.

    Material and methods

    The association of socioeconomic status (SES), as measured by years of education and family income with coronary risk factors was studied among a random population-based sample (N=2365) of Finnish men and women aged 45 to 64.

    Subjects were studied in three parts of Finland ; North Karelia, the Helsinki area, and South-West Finland, in connection with a larger cardiovascular monitoring programme.

    Years of education was divided into four categories (¾7,8-9,10-12, =13) and family income into quartiles.

    The coronary risk factors studied were serum total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension, smoking, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio, prevalence of obesity, alcohol use and the following haemostatic factors : plasma fibrinogen, factor VII coagulant activity (factor VII : C), factor VII antigen (factor VII : Ag) and plasminogen.

    Results

    Adjusting for age and area of residence, both men and women of low SES tended either to have more adverse risk ...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Facteur risque, Fibrinogène, Plasminogène, Facteur coagulation, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Niveau étude, Revenu individuel, Homme, Sexe, Finlande, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Risk factor, Fibrinogen, Plasminogen, Coagulation factor, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Education level, Personal income, Human, Sex, Finland, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0072353

    Code Inist : 002B12A09. Création : 199608.