Prevalence and correlates of angina pectoris in the italian nine communities study

Vittorio Krogh, Maurizio Trevisan, Salvatore Panico, Eduardo Farinaro, Mario Mancini, Alessandro Menotti, Giorgio Ricci, G. C. Descovich, S. Lenzi, M. S. Benassi, G. Dalmonte, A. Dormi, A. Gaddi, G. L. Magni, Z. Sangiorgi, S. Muntoni, F. Pintus, P. Mascia, F. Sirigu, M. SonginiP. Mazzucato, G. Medda, M. R. Scalas, N. Usdi, M. Mancini, E. Farinaro, S. Panico, M. Trevisan, D. Giumetti, F. Jossa, G. Fusco, V. Krogh, E. Celentano, G. B. Ambrosio, S. Zamboni, C. Dal Palu, P. Vettori, D. D’Este, A. Strano, G. Avellone, G. Davi, S. Novo, A. Pinto, M. T. Tenconi, M. S. Laddomada, C. Roggi, F. Sottocornola, G. Ricci, G. C. Urbinati, R. Antonini, M. Area, L. Bava, A. Bucci, V. Cinosi, L. Massa, B. Mazzarella, A. Montali, A. Menotti, S. Conti, F. Dima, S. Giampaoli, F. Seccareccia, S. Torsello, G. Weber, M. Giacchi, F. Vannozzi, A. Cosimi, M. Salvi, P. Avogaro, P. Alessandrini

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Abstract

We investigated the prevalence and correlates of angina pectoris in 6573 men and women aged 20–59 participating in the Italian National Multicenter Study on Risk Factors for Arteriosclerosis. In both sexes, the prevalence of angina pectoris, as assessed by the Rose questionnaire, increased sharply with age (from 0.8% to 5.1% for men and from 1.7% to 6.9% for women). In all age groups, there was a higher prevalence of angina pectoris for women than for men. In men, a strong positive association was found between angina pectoris and myocardial infarction (both by self-report and electrocardiographic documentation) and self-reported dyspnea. In women, myocardial infarction (self-reported), electrocardiographic-documented myocardial ischemia, intermittent claudication, and dyspnea were all associated with angina pectoris. In both sexes, angina pectoris was positively associated with body mass index. Males with diabetes had two times the prevalence of angina pectoris as males without diabetes; in females, diabetes was only weakly associated with angina pectoris. None of other major ischemic heart disease risk factors (blood pressure, serum lipids, or smoking) was associated with angina pectoris.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalEpidemiology
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Angina pectoris
  • Blood pressure
  • Body weight
  • Cholesterol
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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