Age-dependent decline of association between obesity and coronary heart disease: a cohort study in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

@inproceedings{Wang2013AgedependentDO,
  title={Age-dependent decline of association between obesity and coronary heart disease: a cohort study in a remote Australian Aboriginal community},
  author={Zhiqiang Wang and Wendy E Hoy},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the association between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD) in Aboriginal adults depends on age. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A cohort study with up to 20 years of follow-up of 849 participants aged 18-76 years in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Newly diagnosed CHD cases were identified through hospital records according to ICD codes during the follow-up period. Cox proportional hazard model… CONTINUE READING