Changing CHD mortality and its causes in Japan during 1955-1985.

  • S. Hatano
  • Published 1989 in International journal of epidemiology


Coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality has been decreasing continuously in all age-sex groups in Japan since 1976. An earlier increase in the 1950s was largely due to a change in the diagnostic method. Hypertension was a more important risk factor than hyperlipidaemia for ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in Japan. Increasing availability of a variety of foods… (More)


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