Parity and coronary heart disease among women in the American Cancer Society CPS II population.

@article{Steenland1996ParityAC,
  title={Parity and coronary heart disease among women in the American Cancer Society CPS II population.},
  author={Kyle N. Steenland and Cathy A. Lally and M. von Thun},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={641-3}
}
Four of five cohort studies have shown an increase in cardio-vascular disease with increased parity, after control for a number of cardiovascular risk factors. The effect has been observed primarily in categories of four or more livebirths. To analyze this issue further, we conducted an analysis of 585,445 women from the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Survey II (CPS II). There were 4,787 deaths from coronary heart disease (International Classification of Diseases Codes 410-414) among… CONTINUE READING