To assess the contribution of cardiovascular risk indicators to all-cause mortality, we used data from a follow-up study conducted in the Netherlands since 1975. 0f 6,057 participants aged 20 years or over at the start of the study, 9.5% died during the 9 to 12 year follow-up period.
Risk indicators independently related to all-cause mortality were age and diabetes mellitus in both sexes; pulse rate, smoking habits, antihypertensive drug use and a history of myocardial infarction most clearly in men; and body mass index and systolic blood pressure in women.
A larger body mass index was associated with a gradual decrease in mortality probability.
The risk of death for women in the highest quartile of body mass index (26.4 kg/m2) relative to those in the lowest quartile (<21.9 KG/M2) was 0.56 (95% confidence limites 0.36 and 0.87).
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Cause, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Cause, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Netherlands, Europe
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