Diabetes mellitus as a contributor to the risk of acute myocardial infarction

Alessandra Tavani, Michaela Bertuzzi, Silvano Gallus, Eva Negri, Carlo La Vecchia

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The risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been studied in relation to diabetes and other risk factors, combining data from three Italian case-control studies including 1,737 cases with nonfatal AMI and 2,317 controls in hospital for acute diseases unrelated to AMI risk factors. The multivariate odds ratio (OR) of AMI for diabetes was 2.3 (95% confidence interval, 1.8-2.9); the association with AMI risk was apparently stronger in patients diagnosed with diabetes when aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1087
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002


  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Case-control study
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Risk factors
  • Tobacco smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology


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