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The role of preclinical atherosclerosis in the explanation of educational differences in incidence of coronary events

Rosvall, Maria ; Engström, Gunnar ; Hedblad, Bo ; Janzon, Lars ; Göran, Berglund

Atherosclerosis, 2006, Vol.187(2), pp.251-256 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The role of preclinical atherosclerosis in the explanation of educational differences in incidence of coronary events
  • Author/Creator: Rosvall, Maria ; Engström, Gunnar ; Hedblad, Bo ; Janzon, Lars ; Göran, Berglund
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Atherosclerosis ; Carotid Arteries ; Coronary Disease ; Incidence ; Socioeconomic Factors ; Ultrasound ; Atherosclerosis ; Carotid Arteries ; Coronary Disease ; Incidence ; Socioeconomic Factors ; Ultrasound ; Medicine
  • Is Part Of: Atherosclerosis, 2006, Vol.187(2), pp.251-256
  • Description: The associations between educational level, preclinical carotid atherosclerosis and incident coronary events (CE), were investigated in a general population sample of 5399 Swedish middle-aged men and women without history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) over a median follow-up of 8.7 years. Presence of carotid plaque (focal intima-media thickness (IMT) 1.2 mm) was determined by B-mode ultrasound. In the age- and sex-adjusted model, there was an inverse relationship between educational level and risk of future CE ( p for trend = 0.002). To explore if there were education differences between groups with similar degrees of preclinical carotid atherosclerosis stratified analyses were made. Those with low educational level without carotid plaque showed a slightly increased hazard rate ratio (HRR), 1.14 (95% CI: 0.65, 1.97), compared to those with high educational level without carotid plaque (reference group). For those with high educational level with carotid plaque...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0021-9150 ; E-ISSN: 1879-1484 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2005.08.037