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Association between alcoholic beverage consumption and incidence of coronary heart disease in whites and blacks: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

TitleAssociation between alcoholic beverage consumption and incidence of coronary heart disease in whites and blacks: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsFuchs FD, Chambless LE, Folsom AR, Eigenbrodt ML, Duncan BB, Gilbert A, Szklo M
JournalAm J Epidemiol
Volume160
Issue5
Pagination466-74
Date Published2004 Sep 01
ISSN0002-9262
KeywordsAfrican Continental Ancestry Group, Body Mass Index, Coronary Disease, Educational Status, Ethanol, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Health Status, Humans, Incidence, Income, Life Style, Male, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Surveys and Questionnaires
Abstract

The authors evaluated the relation between consumption of alcoholic beverages and incidence of coronary heart disease in White and African-American participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. The average duration of follow-up was 9.8 years between 1987 and 1998. The association was analyzed by means of Cox proportional hazards regression models. The authors found a positive association between ethanol consumption and incident coronary heart disease for Black men (for a 13-g/day increment in ethanol consumption, adjusted hazard ratio (HR) = 1.13, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.01, 1.28) and an inverse association for White men (HR = 0.88, 95% CI: 0.79, 0.99). There was an inverse association of coronary heart disease with rare drinking (HR = 0.47, 95% CI: 0.28, 0.80) and with consumption of > or =70 g of ethanol per week (HR = 0.49, 95% CI: 0.24, 0.98) in White women and with consumption of > or =210 g/week (HR = 0.56, 95% CI: 0.33, 0.95) in White men. In Black men, the association was positive for consumption of 140-

DOI10.1093/aje/kwh229
Alternate JournalAm J Epidemiol
PubMed ID15321844
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