Chronic disease in former college students. XVII. Sociocultural mobility as a precursor of coronary heart disease and hypertension.

@article{Gillum1978ChronicDI,
  title={Chronic disease in former college students. XVII. Sociocultural mobility as a precursor of coronary heart disease and hypertension.},
  author={Richard Frank Gillum and Ralph S. Paffenbarger},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={
          289-98
        }
}
The relationship between sociocultural mobility and subsequent coronary heart disease (CHD) and hypertension (HT) was studied in a cohort of 13,728 male former Harvard University students examined in 1939-1950. All 13,728 were followed for CHD mortality, while 8852 returned self-administered mail questionnaires in 1962 or 1966 and in 1972 which queried for doctor-diagnosed myocardial infarction (MI), angina pectoris (AP) and HT. For each of 98 cases of fatal CHD, 78 cases of MI and 48 cases of… CONTINUE READING

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