Associations of body mass index (BMI), two measures of percent body fat derived from skin-folds, body weight adjusted for height, triceps and subscapular skinfolds, and their sum, with 22-year coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality were compared in 1707 white men ages 40-55 years at baseline (1958) and free of CHD and cancer in 1961 in the Western Electric Study.
Because associations of adiposity measures with CHD mortality differed by length of follow-up, analyses were conducted separately for the first 14 years of follow-up and years 15 through 22.
In Cox regression analyses, none of the adiposity measures was significantly related to CHD mortality for the first 14 years of follow-up.
For years 15-22, all adiposity measures, except triceps skinfold, were significantly related with adjustment for age, as well as eight other covariates.
These results indicate that a positive relation of adiposity to CHD risk may not become apparent until several years after the assessement of adiposity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Tissu adipeux, Biométrie corporelle, Indice masse corporelle, Compagnie électricité, Illinois, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Mortality, Epidemiology, Adipose tissue, Corporal biometry, Body mass index, Electric utility, Illinois, United States, North America, America, Follow up study, Human, Cardiovascular disease
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Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 10/04/1997.