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Major depression has been associated with mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD). In addition, a symptom of depression--hopelessness--has been suggested as a determinant of health status. We studied the relation of both depressed affect and hopelessness to IHD incidence using data from a cohort of 2,832 U.S. adults age 45-77 years who participated in(More)
A cohort of 317 diabetic patients, aged > or = 65 years, with angiographically proven coronary artery disease, was analyzed and followed for a mean of 12.8 years. Compared with 1,843 age-matched nondiabetic patients, diabetic patients were more likely to (1) have a higher number of coronary occlusions, (2) not be current smokers, (3) have higher systolic(More)
This study investigates the relation of psychosocial variables to the 20-year incidence of myocardial infarction or coronary death among women in the Framingham Study. In 1965-1967, a psychosocial interview was given along with the collection of other coronary risk factor data. This study includes 749 women aged 45-64 years who were free of coronary disease(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of our study was to determine the incidence and predictors of atrial flutter in the general population. BACKGROUND Although atrial flutter can now be cured, there are no reports on its epidemiology in unselected patients. METHODS The Marshfield Epidemiological Study Area (MESA), a database that captures nearly all medical care among(More)
To capitalize on Marshfield Clinic's advantages for population-based health research, we developed the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area (MESA). Marshfield Clinic is an integrated system consisting of a large multispecialty clinic and 23 affiliated clinics. Clinic physicians provide virtually all of the medical care, both inpatient and outpatient, for(More)
We conducted a survival analysis to determine the effect of poverty on mortality in a national sample of blacks and whites 25-74 years of age (in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and National Health Examination Follow-up Survey). We estimated the proportion of mortality associated with poverty from 1973 through 1984 and in 1991 by(More)
  • E D Eaker
  • 1989
Although the study of coronary heart disease has provided a fruitful area of research for the psychosocial risk factors for disease, the amount of information among women is limited. Many of the psychological concepts tested in women have been developed from studies of men. The assumption that these psychological constructs (such as type A behavior) are(More)
The Collaborative Review of Sterilization is a prospective, multicenter study that interviewed 7,590 women before they underwent tubal sterilization and then conducted yearly follow-up interviews that included questions on sterilization regret. These women contributed 26,641 observations (for up to 5 years after the procedure, 1978 to 1988) to an analysis(More)
This paper describes the life-style and behavioral correlates of change in coronary heart disease risk factors measured eight years apart in the young adult offspring of the Framingham Heart Study cohort. Changes in total cholesterol, lipoprotein cholesterols (high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, very low(More)