To describe the time trends for ischaemic heart disaese (IHD) mortality in Hong Kong between 1970 and 1989, and to examine these trends in relation to the risk factors for IHD.
Design-A descriptive epidemiological study of the trends using mortality and population data from the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department.
Direct standardisation using the world population was made to adjust for the changing age structure.
Log-linear analyses for trends were performed for the whole period and separately for 1970-79 and 1980-89.
The cohort effect was studied by regrouping the data into five year groups according to the year of birth.
The influences of risk factors on the time trends of IHD were explored.
The role of improved hospital treatment of myocardial infarction on the trends of mortality from categories of IHD was also examined.
Main results-The substantial and steady decline of IHD mortality seen in most western countries in the past two decades was not observed in Hong Kong, which showed a plateau or slowly decreasing trend only in the past decade for both women and men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ischémie, Coeur, Homme, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Hong Kong, Asie, Facteur risque, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ischemia, Heart, Human, Epidemiology, Mortality, Hong Kong, Asia, Risk factor, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0137631
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 09/06/1995.