Assessing the impact of classical risk factors on myocardial infarction by rate advancement periods.


The risk or rate advancement period (RAP) proposed by Brenner et al. (Epidemiology 1993;4:229-36) conveys information on the impact of a risk factor on the age dimension of chronic disease occurrence and may thus facilitate communication of epidemiologic findings. The RAP expresses how much sooner a given risk or rate of disease occurrence is reached among… (More)


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