Patient-reported health status in coronary heart disease in the United States: age, sex, racial, and ethnic differences.

@article{Xie2008PatientreportedHS,
  title={Patient-reported health status in coronary heart disease in the United States: age, sex, racial, and ethnic differences.},
  author={Jipan Xie and Eric Qiong Wu and Zhi-Jie Zheng and Patrick W. Sullivan and Lin Zhan and Darwin R. Labarthe},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={491-7}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease (CHD) affects 15.8 million Americans. However, data on the national impact of CHD on health-related quality of life, particularly among people of different age, sex, racial, and ethnic groups, are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS Using data from the 2000 and 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, we examined various measures of patient-reported health status, including health-related quality of life, in the CHD and non-CHD populations and differences in the… CONTINUE READING

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