Background A 9.5-year follow-up of the Kaunas-Rotterdam Intervention Study (KRIS) provided an opportunity to compare mortality patterns and rates in a population from Lithuania, one of the former republics of the Soviet Union, with a population from the Netherlands.
These populations consisted of 2452 and 3365 males, respectively, aged 45-60 years.
In 1972-1974, these males were extensively screened for cardiovascular risk factors, using uniform methods.
Methods and results During the follow-up, 303 males in Kaunas (Lithuania) and 350 males in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) died.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Morbidité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Lituanie, Europe Est, Europe, Etude comparative, Pays Bas, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Morbidity, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Lithuania, Eastern Europe, Europe, Comparative study, Netherlands, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 94-0259944
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 199406.