The relationship between body height and risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was investigated in a case-control study conducted in Northern Italy on 429 women with AMI under age 75 and 863 controls in hospital for acute conditions, unrelated to known or potential risk factors for coronary heart disease.
Compared to women in the highest fertile of height, the relative risks (RR) adjusted for age were 1.1 (95% confidence interval, CI, 0.9-1.5) for the intermediate fertile, and 1.3 (95% Cl 1.0-1.8) for the lowest fertile.
The trend in risk was significant (khi12=3.89, P=0.05).
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Aigu, Homme, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Taille corporelle, Anthropométrie, Biométrie corporelle, Italie, Europe, Nord, Statut socioéconomique, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Acute, Human, Female, Epidemiology, Body size, Anthropometry, Corporal biometry, Italy, Europe, North, Socioeconomic status, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease
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Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 199406.