The decline in coronary heart disease mortality is slowing in young adults (Australia 1976-2006): a time trend analysis

Martin O'Flaherty, Steven Allender, Richard Taylor, Christopher Stevenson, Anna Peeters, Simon Capewell

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Abstract

To examine whether the recent flattening of mortality rates for coronary heart disease (CHD) observed among young adults in the UK and the US is also occurring in the Australian population. Methods Mortality data from 1976 to 2006 were used to calculate overall age-adjusted and age-specific mortality rates for Australian adults aged a?Y 25 years. Joinpoint regression was fitted to estimate the annual change and detect points in time where significant changes in the trends occur.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193 - 198
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume158
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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