Socioeconomic differences in risk of myocardial infarction 1971-1994 in Sweden: time trends, relative risks and population attributable risks.

@article{Hallqvist1998SocioeconomicDI,
  title={Socioeconomic differences in risk of myocardial infarction 1971-1994 in Sweden: time trends, relative risks and population attributable risks.},
  author={Johan Hallqvist and Michael Lundberg and Finn Diderichsen and Anders Ahlbom},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={410-5}
}
BACKGROUND The general trend in incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) in the Stockholm area changed from increasing to decreasing around 1980. The objective of this study is to examine time trends in incidence in major socioeconomic strata, relative risk between socioeconomic groups and population risk attributable to socioeconomic differences during this period. METHODS All cases of MI from 1971 to 1986 were identified from hospital discharge and cause-of-death registers. Person-years for… CONTINUE READING

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