Specific causes of death were analyzed for 10,908 participants in the Hypertension Detection and Follow-up Program, to explore possible explanations for the observed excess 8.3-year mortality from all causes in hypertensives with low body mass.
Although the cardiovascular mortality rate among men in the lowest decile of body mass (body mass index 21.96 or less) was 50% higher than that of men in the median class (body mass index 26.4-28.8), death rate for noncardiovascular deaths was more than 2 1/2 times higher in men with lean versus median body mass.
The pattern was similar among women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hypertension artérielle, Poids corporel, Maigreur, Mortalité, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Hypertension, Body weight, Leanness, Mortality, Statistical study, Epidemiology, United States, Cardiovascular disease, Human
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