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Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California: prevalence of coronary and hypertensive heart disease and associated risk factors. [Coronary and hypertensive heart disease in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California]

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Abstract

A study of coronary heart disease (CHD) among Japanese migrants compared with Japanese living in Japan provided the opportunity to study factors possibly responsible for the high rates of CHD in America as compared with Japan. Comparable methods were employed in examining 11,900 men of Japanese ancestry aged 45-69 living in Japan, Hawaii, and California. The age-adjusted prevalence rates/1000 for definite CHD as determined by electrocardiogram were: Japan 5.3, Hawaii 5.2, and California 10.8. For definite plus possible CHD the rates were 25.4, 34.7, and 44.6. The prevalence of angina pectoris and pain of possible myocardial infarction, determined by questionnaire, showed a similar gradient. Elevated serum cholesterol showed a Japan < Hawaii < California gradient, but the prevalence of hypertension in Japan was intermediate between the prevalence in Hawaii and the higher prevalence in California. The three geographical locations were compared as to prevalence of CHD at comparable levels of blood pressure and cholesterol. At each blood pressure level and at each cholesterol level, the greater prevalence of CHD in California persisted. These facts, plus the near universality of smoking in Japan, suggest that conventional risk factors only partly explain the observed gradient in CHD. (auth)
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1974
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ABCC-TR-5-74
Reference Number:
EDB-80-006909
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES; EPIDEMIOLOGY; BLOOD PRESSURE; BLOOD SERUM; CALIFORNIA; CHOLESTEROL; CORONARIES; GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATIONS; HAWAII; HEART; HYPERTENSION; JAPAN; MEN; RISK ASSESSMENT; TOBACCO PRODUCTS; ANIMALS; ARTERIES; ASIA; BLOOD VESSELS; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; DISEASES; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; MALES; MAMMALS; MAN; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; PRIMATES; STEROIDS; STEROLS; SYMPTOMS; USA; VARIATIONS; VASCULAR DISEASES; VERTEBRATES; WESTERN REGION; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
5867952
Research Organizations:
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Hiroshima (Japan); Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Nagasaki (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English and Japanese
Contract Number:
EX-76-C-28-3161
Availability:
Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
Pages: 23
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Marmot, M G, Syme, S L, Kagan, A, Kato, H, Cohen, J B, and Belsky, J L. Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California: prevalence of coronary and hypertensive heart disease and associated risk factors. [Coronary and hypertensive heart disease in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California]. Japan: N. p., 1974. Web.
Marmot, M G, Syme, S L, Kagan, A, Kato, H, Cohen, J B, & Belsky, J L. Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California: prevalence of coronary and hypertensive heart disease and associated risk factors. [Coronary and hypertensive heart disease in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California]. Japan.
Marmot, M G, Syme, S L, Kagan, A, Kato, H, Cohen, J B, and Belsky, J L. 1974. "Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California: prevalence of coronary and hypertensive heart disease and associated risk factors. [Coronary and hypertensive heart disease in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California]." Japan.
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title = {Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California: prevalence of coronary and hypertensive heart disease and associated risk factors. [Coronary and hypertensive heart disease in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii, and California]}
author = {Marmot, M G, Syme, S L, Kagan, A, Kato, H, Cohen, J B, and Belsky, J L}
abstractNote = {A study of coronary heart disease (CHD) among Japanese migrants compared with Japanese living in Japan provided the opportunity to study factors possibly responsible for the high rates of CHD in America as compared with Japan. Comparable methods were employed in examining 11,900 men of Japanese ancestry aged 45-69 living in Japan, Hawaii, and California. The age-adjusted prevalence rates/1000 for definite CHD as determined by electrocardiogram were: Japan 5.3, Hawaii 5.2, and California 10.8. For definite plus possible CHD the rates were 25.4, 34.7, and 44.6. The prevalence of angina pectoris and pain of possible myocardial infarction, determined by questionnaire, showed a similar gradient. Elevated serum cholesterol showed a Japan < Hawaii < California gradient, but the prevalence of hypertension in Japan was intermediate between the prevalence in Hawaii and the higher prevalence in California. The three geographical locations were compared as to prevalence of CHD at comparable levels of blood pressure and cholesterol. At each blood pressure level and at each cholesterol level, the greater prevalence of CHD in California persisted. These facts, plus the near universality of smoking in Japan, suggest that conventional risk factors only partly explain the observed gradient in CHD. (auth)}
place = {Japan}
year = {1974}
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