Article Text

PDF

Chest pain in women: a study of prevalence and mortality follow up in south Wales.
  1. M J Campbell,
  2. P C Elwood,
  3. S Abbas,
  4. W E Waters

    Abstract

    The London School of Hygiene cardiovascular questionnaire was administered by interviewers in a community survey of 1428 women aged 45-74 living in the Rhondda Fach in south Wales. The results were analysed after a 12 year follow up for mortality. The prevalence of angina was similar to that of a Swiss population, where the method of administration of the questionnaire was similar. The risk of dying associated with angina was some 50% higher than that for women without angina, significant at the 5% level. The risk was greatest for women aged 45-54 when angina accounted for some 15% of deaths in the follow up period. Grade 2 angina was associated with a higher mortality from coronary heart disease, with more than double the risk. The overall risk of dying associated with angina did not appear to decline with time.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.