Demographics And Death
Differences in smoking patterns and
education levels among men in various states may account for wide
fluctuations in the cardiovascular disease rates, according to a University
of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study.
The findings were presented at the American Heart Association's 72nd
Scientific Sessions in Atlanta. In examining numbers of recorded deaths from
coronary heart disease in men ages 35 to 44 in different states and
different countries, researchers found a surprisingly wide range of death
rates across the United States.
"Up until now, there has been very little research in the United States
on geographic variations in coronary heart disease mortality in this age
group," said Dr. Akira Sekikawa, principal investigator of the study.
"Surprisingly, we found that the numbers of these younger men who die
from CHD differ among regions of the United States as much as they differ
among countries of the world."