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Poland and United States Collaborative Study on Cardiovascular Epidemiology. A comparison of HDL cholesterol and its subfractions in populations covered by the United States Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and the Pol-MONICA Project.

TitlePoland and United States Collaborative Study on Cardiovascular Epidemiology. A comparison of HDL cholesterol and its subfractions in populations covered by the United States Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and the Pol-MONICA Project.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBroda G, Davis CE, Pajak A, Williams OD, Rywik SL, Baczyńska E, Folsom AR, Szklo M
JournalArterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol
Volume16
Issue2
Pagination339-49
Date Published1996 Feb
ISSN1079-5642
KeywordsAge Factors, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cholesterol, HDL, Female, Humans, International Cooperation, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Poland, Risk Factors, Rural Population, Sex Factors, United States, Urban Population
Abstract

HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are inversely related to coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, and HDL-C distributions vary among countries. Poland is one of the few developed countries in which CHD rates are increasing at the same time that US rates have been falling, but whether these differences are explained by differences in risk factors such as HDL-C has not been determined. To examine this possibility, levels of HDL-C and its subfractions were compared in US and Polish urban and rural men and women aged 45 to 64 years. Age-adjusted HDL-C means were 0.20 mmol/L higher in urban Polish men and 0.37 mmol/L higher in rural Polish men than in their US counterparts (P

DOI10.1161/01.atv.16.2.339
Alternate JournalArterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol
PubMed ID8620351
Grant ListN01-HC-55020 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HV-1-08112 / HV / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HV-1-2243 / HV / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States