To what extent do cardiovascular risk factor values measured in elderly men represent their midlite values measured 25 years earlier ? A preliminary report and commentary from the Honolulu Heart Program.
In a Honolulu Heart Program cohort of 1,604 elderly men aged 70-90 years who were sampled from the most recent follow-up examination (1991-1992), current risk factor values were compared with those obtained 25 years earlier when the same men were between ages 45-64 and free of clinically diagnosed cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease risk factors studied included systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, serum cholesterol, cigarette smoking, body mass index, and alcohol intake.
For systolic pressure, 65% of the men had moved into a different quartile by old age, with 25% changing by more than one quartile.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Facteur risque, Age, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Hawaï, Polynésie, Océanie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Risk factor, Age, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 94-0622880
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 09/06/1995.