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The epidemiology of hypercholesterolemia. A global perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2679085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent information concerning cholesterol levels and coronary disease rates is reviewed. Large cross-sectional studies that have standardized cholesterol measurements, as well as longitudinal studies that have focused on coronary end points, are emphasized. Estimates of extreme and moderate hypercholesterolemia from large surveys are offered, and techniques of reporting and presenting data with cumulative probability distributions are discussed. International trends of cholesterol levels and coronary disease rates are described, with particular reference to data from multicenter investigations, migration studies, and demonstration projects.
Authors:
P W Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-20     Completed Date:  1989-11-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5S-13S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Framingham Heart Study, Massachusetts 01701.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Asia
Child
Coronary Disease / epidemiology
Europe
Female
Humans
Hypercholesterolemia / epidemiology*
Male
Risk Factors
United States
World Health

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