Age-adjusted 28-day case-fatality rates were higher among Mexican Americans than among non-Hispanic whites and higher among women than among men hospitalized for definite or possible myocardial infarction in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, from May 1, 1988, through April 30, 1990.
The authors therefore examined whether these higher case-fatality rates were associated with greater prevalence of previously diagnosed coronary heart disease or diabetes; with greater age, frequency of definite myocardial infarction, or congestive heart failure; with higher values of indicators of severity of infarction, including peak creatine phosphokinase levels and scales prognostic of early mortality after myocardial infarction; and with differences in receipt of in-hospital therapy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Mortalité, Homme, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Ethnie, Caucasoïde, Texas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Hispanique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Mortality, Human, Epidemiology, Sex, Ethnic group, Caucasoid, Texas, United States, North America, America, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease
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