Risk factors for new atherothrombotic brain infarction in older African- American men and women

W. S. Aronow, C. Ahn, H. Gutstein

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Abstract

Independent risk factors for new atherothrombotic brain infarction (ABI) in older African-American men were hypertension (risk ratio 4.381), diabetes mellitus (risk ratio 2.872), and previous ABI (risk ratio 1.904). Independent risk factors for new coronary events in older African-American women were cigarette smoking (risk ratio 2.754), hypertension (risk ratio 5.914), diabetes mellitus (risk ratio 3.464), serum total cholesterol (risk ratio 1.008), serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (inverse association) (risk ratio 0.958), age (risk ratio 1.026), and previous ABI (risk ratio 2.601).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1144-1145
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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