Income inequality and ischaemic heart disease in Danish men and women

Merete Osler, Ulla Christensen, Pernille Due, Ingelise Andersen, Finn Diderichsen, Eva Prescott

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    It has been hypothesized that areas with an unequal income distribution are less likely to invest in health and more likely to have a social environment that influences the development of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) METHODS: We used pooled data from two cohort studies conducted in Copenhagen to analyse the association between area income inequality and first admission to hospital or death from IHD in women and men while controlling for individual income and other IHD risk factors. A total of 11 685 women and 10 036 men, with initial health examinations between 1964 and 1992, were followed for a median of 13.8 years. Information on median income share at parish and municipality levels was obtained from population registers.
    TidsskriftInternational Journal of Epidemiology
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)375-80
    Antal sider6
    StatusUdgivet - jun. 2003

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