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  1. Birth weight and risk of cardiovascular disease in a cohort of women followed up since 1976.

    Article - En anglais


    To examine the association between birth weight and non-fatal adult cardiovascular disease while controlling for potential confounders such as socioeconomic group and adult lifestyle.


    Retrospective self report of birth weight in an ongoing longitudinal cohort of nurses followed up by postal questionnaire every two years.


    Nurses'health study, a cohort of 121 700 women followed up since 1976.

    Main outcome measures 

    Non-fatal cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction, coronary revascularisation, and stroke.


    Among the 70 297 women free of cardiovascular disease at baseline who reported birth weight in the 1992 questionnaire there were 1309 first cases of non-fatal cardiovascular disease.

    Increasing birth weight was associated with decreasing risk of non-fatal cardiovascular disease.

    There were 1216 first cases of non-fatal cardiovascular disease among women who were singletons and had been born full term ; their relative risks adjusted for several pressure, diabetes, body fat distribution and, less consistently, lipid concentrations. 41'An inverse association between birth weight and death and illness from coronary heart disease has been reported among menand women in England.

    We examined the association between birth weight and non-fatal cardiovascular disease among women in the United States who had been born between 1921 and 1946.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance, Facteur risque, Cardiopathie, Etude cohorte, Rétrospective, Relation mère enfant, Accident cérébrovasculaire, Enquête par correspondance, Femelle, Homme, Qualité vie, Evaluation, Pédiatrie, Mère pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Gestation, Education santé, Politique sanitaire, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth weight, Risk factor, Heart disease, Cohort study, Retrospective, Mother child relation, Stroke, Mail inquiry, Female, Human, Quality of life, Evaluation, Pediatrics, Maternal diseases, Cardiovascular disease, Pregnancy, Health education, Health policy, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Vascular disease

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

    Cote : 97-0429450

    Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 19/12/1997.