The prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease was evaluated among the 5,201 adults aged =65 years in four communities participating in the Cardiovascular Health Study from June 1989 through May 1990.
A combined index based on electrocardiogram and echocardiogram abnormalities, carotid artery wall thickness and stenosis based on carotid ultrasound, decreased ankle-brachial blood pressure, and positive response to a Rose Questionnaire for angina or intermittent claudication defined subclinical disease.
The prevalence of subclinical disease was 36% in women and 38.7% in men and increased with age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Athérosclérose, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Atherosclerosis, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Risk factor, Human, Follow up study, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556027
Code Inist : 002B12B01. Création : 09/06/1995.