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Patterns of aspirin use in middle-aged adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

TitlePatterns of aspirin use in middle-aged adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsShahar E, Folsom AR, Romm FJ, Bisgard KM, Metcalf PA, Crum L, McGovern PG, Hutchinson RG, Heiss G
JournalAm Heart J
Volume131
Issue5
Pagination915-22
Date Published1996 May
ISSN0002-8703
KeywordsAfrican Americans, Age Factors, Aged, Arteriosclerosis, Aspirin, Coronary Disease, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Humans, Male, Meta-Analysis as Topic, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors, Prevalence, Risk Factors, United States
Abstract

To determine correlates of and recent trends in aspirin use in middle-age men and women, we analyzed data from population-based samples selected in four U.S. communities. Aspirin use (during a 2-week period preceding the study examination) was more prevalent in whites than in blacks (30% vs 11%; p

DOI10.1016/s0002-8703(96)90173-8
Alternate JournalAm Heart J
PubMed ID8615310
Grant ListN01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States