• Medientyp: E-Artikel
  • Titel: Racial Differences in Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis : The ARIC Study : The ARIC Study
  • Beteiligte: Hutchinson, Richard G.; Watson, Robert L.; Davis, C. Edward; Barnes, Ralph; Brown, Spencer; Romm, Fredric; Spencer, Jessie M.; Tyroler, H.A.; Wu, Kenneth; Hutchinson, Richard G.; ARIC Study Group
  • Erschienen: SAGE Publications, 1997
  • Erschienen in: Angiology
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • DOI: 10.1177/000331979704800401
  • ISSN: 0003-3197; 1940-1574
  • Schlagwörter: Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Beschreibung: <jats:p> This paper describes black/white differences in risk factors for atherosclerosis in the large multicenter Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Project sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It is based on data collected at baseline in ARIC's four geographically distinct clinical centers. Participants were randomly selected (4264 black and 11,479 white men and women, ages forty-five to sixty-four years at entry). There were striking differences in obesity between black and white women, higher fasting glucose and greater prevalence of diabetes in blacks, and lower high-density lipoprotein values in white men. Not unexpectedly, blood pressure in black participants exceeded that in whites. Clustering of multiple risk factors was more common in the black population. Conversely, prevalence of no risk factors was greatest among whites. In conclusion, while African-Americans and Caucasians share much the same group of risk factors for atherosclerosis, there are clinically important racial differences in emphasis. </jats:p>