Plasma fibrinogen as a predictor of total and cause-specific mortality in elderly Japanese-American men.

@article{Yano2001PlasmaFA,
  title={Plasma fibrinogen as a predictor of total and cause-specific mortality in elderly Japanese-American men.},
  author={Katsuhiko Yano and John Sinclair Grove and Rui Chen and Beatriz L. Rodr{\'i}guez and Jess David Curb and Russell P Tracy},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={1065-70}
}
The relation between plasma fibrinogen and total and cause-specific mortality was investigated in a cohort of 3571 Japanese-American men aged 71 to 93 years during a median follow-up of 4.4 years. There were a total of 728 deaths, of which 37% were accounted for by cardiovascular disease and 27% by cancer. The age-adjusted relative risk (RR) for total mortality in the top quintile of fibrinogen (>3.51 g/L) compared with the bottom quintile (<2.57 g/L) was 4.3 (P<0.0001) in the first year of… CONTINUE READING

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