Educational inequalities in the metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease among middle-aged men and women.

@article{Silventoinen2005EducationalII,
  title={Educational inequalities in the metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease among middle-aged men and women.},
  author={Karri Silventoinen and James S. Pankow and Pekka J Jousilahti and Gang Hu and Jaakko Tuomilehto},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={327-34}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown socioeconomic inequalities in the metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease (CHD), but it is not known whether educational disparities in the metabolic syndrome explain educational inequalities in CHD. We investigated this question in a prospective study of middle-aged men and women. METHODS Baseline data were collected in 1992 in Finland from 864 men and 1045 women aged 45-64 years without history of CHD. A total of 113 new CHD cases were identified… CONTINUE READING
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