Trends in the incidence of myocardial infarction and in associated mortality and morbidity in a large employed population, 1957-1983.

@article{Pell1985TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the incidence of myocardial infarction and in associated mortality and morbidity in a large employed population, 1957-1983.},
  author={Susan Pell and W E Fayerweather},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={312 16},
  pages={1005-11}
}
We analyzed long-term trends in the incidence of a first acute myocardial infarction and in case-fatality rates among employees of the Du Pont Company from 1957 through 1983. A steady decline in incidence was observed among male employees. The annual age-adjusted rate in the 1957-1959 period was 3.19 per 1000, as compared with 2.29 per 1000 in the 1981-1983 period--a decline of 28.2 per cent. The rate of decline was higher among salaried (white-collar) employees than among production workers… CONTINUE READING

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