Table 1

Overview of the study population (total n=19423)

Cohort of originYear of first/second examinationMen (n)Women (n)Age at examinationsMyocardial infarctions (n)†
*The MONICA project is an international study conducted by the World Health Organisation to monitor trends in, and determinants of, mortality from cardiovascular disease.
†Participants with a register diagnosis of myocardial infarction before enrolment (n=216) were excluded.
GPS, 1897 cohort1967/778812070–8038
GPS, 1914 cohort1964/7424923850–6080
GPS, 1936 cohort1976/8144950240–4536
MONICA I*1981/881498145930–65137