Forty years ago, CHD was reported to be more common among the upper social classes.
In New Zealand, as in other developed countries, this original trend across social classes was reversed during the past 40 years.
In 1975-1977, a gradient across social class was observed for both CHD and cerebrovascular disease mortality, with the lowest social classes experiencing the highest mortality.
This study has now been repeated for the period 1985-1987.
Employed males,aged 15-64 years were categorized by the Elley-Irving scale into six social classes.
The overall age-standardized mortality rate from CHD declined over the ten-year period, from 163.0 to 121.7 per 100000 person-years.
Over the same period, however, the social class gradient for coronary mortality actually increased.
Mots-clés Pascal : Océanie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Classe sociale, Mortalité, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin encéphale pathologie, Nouvelle Zélande
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Oceania, Coronary heart disease, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Social class, Mortality, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Cerebrovascular disease, New Zealand
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