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Risk factors for popliteal and carotid wall thicknesses in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

TitleRisk factors for popliteal and carotid wall thicknesses in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsDobs AS, Nieto FJ, Szklo M, Barnes R, Sharrett AR, Ko WJ
JournalAm J Epidemiol
Volume150
Issue10
Pagination1055-67
Date Published1999 Nov 15
ISSN0002-9262
KeywordsAge Factors, Arteriosclerosis, Cardiovascular Diseases, Carotid Arteries, Carotid Artery Diseases, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Menopause, Middle Aged, Popliteal Artery, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Ultrasonography
Abstract

The authors evaluated risk factors potentially associated with the development of popliteal artery atherosclerosis in a population-based study and compared them with factors linked to carotid wall intimal-medial thickness. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study is a longitudinal investigation of cardiovascular disease in 15,800 individuals. The present analyses are based on the baseline popliteal and carotid ultrasonography examination in 10,002 subjects conducted in 1987-1989. After adjustment for covariates, both carotid and popliteal intimal-medial thicknesses were strongly associated with male sex and age (p

DOI10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a009929
Alternate JournalAm J Epidemiol
PubMed ID10568620
Grant ListN01-HC 55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States