Height, lung function, and mortality from cardiovascular disease among the elderly.
The relation between height and death from cardiovascular disease was studied in a cohort of 3,809 persons aged 65 years or older (85% of eligible individuals) enrolled in a population survey in 1982-1983 in East Boston, Massachusetts.
Self-reported height and weight were obtained, and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) was measured using a mini-Wright peak flow meter (Armstrong Industries, North Brook, Illinois).
Vital status and cause of death were obtained through 1988.
The median height was 62 inches in women and 66 inches in men.
After adjustment for age, body mass index, and cigarette smoking, the risk of cardiovascular death decreased with quintile of height in women, with relative risks of 1.65,1.16,1.15,0.76, and 1.00 over successive quintiles, with the tallest as the referent (p trend=0.015).
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Mortalité, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Taille corporelle, Biométrie corporelle, Fonction respiratoire, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Mortality, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Body size, Corporal biometry, Lung function, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556088
Code Inist : 002B12B06. Création : 09/06/1995.