Skin color and mortality.
The relation of skin color and mortality from all causes, coronary heart disease, and all cardiovascular diseases was explored in 787 black men and women of the Charleston Heart Study Cohort.
Associations were studied by examining rates of mortality during the period 1960-1990 by tertiles of skin color, as measured by reflectometer.
Across the tertiles of reflectance there were no significant differences in mortality rates, except for sex differences.
Proportional hazard regression analyses were used to investigate the relation between skin color, as a continuous variable, and time to death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Pigmentation, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Homme, Race, Peau, Négroïde, Etude cohorte, Caroline du Sud, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Epidemiology, Pigmentation, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease, Human, Race, Skin, Negroid, Cohort study, South Carolina, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0278996
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 199406.