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dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Gunnar
dc.contributor.authorSigfusson, Nikulas
dc.contributor.authorGudmundsdottir, Inga Ingibjorg
dc.contributor.authorAgnarsson, Uggi
dc.contributor.authorSigvaldason, Helgi
dc.contributor.authorGudnason, Vilmundur
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-11T11:09:03Z
dc.date.available2008-01-11T11:09:03Z
dc.date.issued2004-04-01
dc.date.submitted2008-01-11
dc.identifier.citationEur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2004, 11 (2):121-4en
dc.identifier.issn1741-8267
dc.identifier.pmid15187815
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/15962
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: To do a gender comparison of absolute risk of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI). DESIGN: Registration of all first and second MI amongst Icelandic males and females 1981-1999. METHODS: The whole of Icelandic population, 40-74 years of age. RESULTS: The mean recurrence rate (second attack) for men was 45.7/1000 MI survivors/year and for women 39.0/1000 per year. The male/female (M/F) ratio was 1.17, 95% confidence interval 1.00-1.37, P = 0.05 and did not change significantly with age. The M/F ratio for first MI in comparison was two to seven, lowest in the oldest group. The recurrence rate decreased significantly and similarly in both sexes during the observation period. CONCLUSION: The absolute risk of MI is closely similar amongst both sexes and has decreased similarly suggesting that the same kind of secondary intervention is effective amongst both sexes in a general population.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://gateway.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00149831-200404000-00005&LSLINK=80&D=ovften
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMyocardial Infarctionen
dc.subject.meshRecurrenceen
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen
dc.titleThe absolute risk of recurrent myocardial infarction is similar amongst both sexes: MONICA Iceland Study 1981-1999en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitationen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitationen
html.description.abstractBACKGROUND: To do a gender comparison of absolute risk of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI). DESIGN: Registration of all first and second MI amongst Icelandic males and females 1981-1999. METHODS: The whole of Icelandic population, 40-74 years of age. RESULTS: The mean recurrence rate (second attack) for men was 45.7/1000 MI survivors/year and for women 39.0/1000 per year. The male/female (M/F) ratio was 1.17, 95% confidence interval 1.00-1.37, P = 0.05 and did not change significantly with age. The M/F ratio for first MI in comparison was two to seven, lowest in the oldest group. The recurrence rate decreased significantly and similarly in both sexes during the observation period. CONCLUSION: The absolute risk of MI is closely similar amongst both sexes and has decreased similarly suggesting that the same kind of secondary intervention is effective amongst both sexes in a general population.


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