Socio-economic position and coronary heart disease risk factors in children and young people. Evidence from UK epidemiological studies.

@article{Batty2002SocioeconomicPA,
  title={Socio-economic position and coronary heart disease risk factors in children and young people. Evidence from UK epidemiological studies.},
  author={G David Batty and David A Leon},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={263-72}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition with its origin in early life. In adults, CHD and its risk factors show clear socio-economic gradients. The aim of the present review is to collate published evidence to assess if these risk factor gradients are also apparent in young people in the UK. METHODS Pertinent publications were identified in four ways: i) a systematic search of PUBMED from its inception in January 1966 until October 2000; ii) scanning the reference sections of… CONTINUE READING