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  1. Fulltext. Cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican American adults : A transcultural analysis of NHANES III, 1988-1994.

    Article - En anglais


    Objec tives.

    This study examined the extent to which cardiovascular dis ease risk factors diffet among subgroups of Mexican Americans living in the United States.


    Using data from a national sample (1988-1994) of 1387 Mexican American women and 1404 Mexican American men, aged 25 to 64 years, we examined an estimate of coromary heart disease mortality risk and 5 primary cardiovascular disease risk fac tors, systolic blood pressure, body thass index, cigarette smoking, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Differences in risk were evaluated by country of birth and primary language spoken.


    Estimated 10-year coronary heart disease mortality risk per 1000 persons, adjusted for age and education, was highest tor US-born Spanish-speaking men and women (27.5 and 11.4, respectively), intermediate for US-born English-speaking men and women (22.5 and 7.0), and lowest fo r Mexi can-born men and women (20.0 and 6.6).

    A similar partern at highet risk among US-born Spenish-speaking men and women was demonstrated for each of the 5 cardiovascular disease risk factors.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Homme, Sexe, Ethnie, Latinoaméricain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Facteur risque, Evaluation, Surveillance sanitaire, Acculturation, Migration, Statut culturel, Education, Appareil circulatoire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Human, Sex, Ethnic group, Latinamerican, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Mortality, Risk factor, Evaluation, Sanitary surveillance, Acculturation, Migration, Cultural status, Education, Cardiovascular disease

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    Cote : 99-0248793

    Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 16/11/1999.