uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Secular changes in cardiovascular risk factors and attack rate of myocardial infarction among men aged 50 in Gothenburg, Sweden: Accurate prediction using risk models
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. (Family medicine and Clinical epidemiology)
Show others and affiliations
2008 (English)In: Journal of Internal Medicine, ISSN 0954-6820, Vol. 263, no 6, 636-643 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims. Coronary risk factor changes were related to attack rate of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

Methods and results. Cross-sectional population samples of 50-year-old men were examined every 10th year from 1963 to 2003. Attack rates of AMI were recorded from 1975 to 2004. Prevalence of smoking decreased from 56% in 1963 to 22% in 2003. Leisure time physical activity decreased (n.s.), while psychological stress remained the same. Diabetes prevalence increased from 3.6% to 6.6%. Body mass index (BMI) increased from 24.8 to 26.4 kg m−2. Blood pressures decreased from 138.2/90.6 to 134.7/84.9 mmHg (P = 0.00001). Serum total cholesterol decreased from 6.42 to 5.50 mmol L−1 (P = 0.0001), but serum triglycerides increased from 1.26 to 1.71 mmol L−1 (P = 0.0001). The multivariable risk according to total cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking for AMI decreased from the set value 1.0 in 1963 to 0.418. From 1975–1979 to 2000–2004 attack rates for AMI for the age groups 35–44, 45–54 and 55–64 declined to 45%, 46% and 45%, respectively. The 28-day case fatality declined from 30%, 38% and 46% to 12%, 16% and 20%.

Conclusion. The more than 50% decline in attack rate of AMI during 30 years was comparable with the decline in risk factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 263, no 6, 636-643 p.
Keyword [en]
Anthropometry, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Diseases/etiology, Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiology, Epidemiologic Methods, Health Behavior, Humans, Lipids/blood, Male, Middle Aged, Motor Activity, Myocardial Infarction/*epidemiology/etiology, Smoking/adverse effects/epidemiology/trends, Stress; Psychological/complications/epidemiology, Sweden/epidemiology
National Category
Family Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17531DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2008.01931.xISI: 000255837200011PubMedID: 18298482OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17531DiVA: diva2:45302
Available from: 2008-06-27 Created: 2008-06-27 Last updated: 2009-11-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Svärdsudd, Kurt
By organisation
Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
In the same journal
Journal of Internal Medicine
Family Medicine

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 140 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link