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Prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with hypertension in an urban population.
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PMID:  8790525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
SETTING AND METHOD: Since 1989 13,000 invitations to screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm have been offered to men aged 60 to 75 living within the Birmingham conurbation.
RESULTS: The overall attendance was 76.1% (52-99%). The prevalence of aneurysms greater than 29 mm in the whole male population aged 60 to 75 was 7.2%. For those aged 60 to 64 the prevalence was 3.8%. For those aged between 60 and 64 with hypertension, however, the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm was 7.7%. The relative risk of hypertension associated with aneurysm disease is 2.7.
CONCLUSIONS: This paper suggests that all men over 65 should be screened for aortic aneurysm, but that those men over 60 with hypertension should be added to the screened cohort.
G M Grimshaw; J M Thompson; J D Hamer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical screening     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0969-1413     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Screen     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-21     Completed Date:  1996-11-21     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433359     Medline TA:  J Med Screen     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of health and Community Studies, University of Derby, Mickleover, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications,  epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Hypertension / complications,  epidemiology*
Mass Screening*
Middle Aged
Urban Population

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