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Body Mass Index and Mortality in South Korean Men Resulting From Cardiovascular Disease: A Kangwha Cohort Study

Authors
 Jae Seok Hong  ;  Sang-Wook Yi  ;  Heechoul Ohrr  ;  Hee Chung Kang 
Citation
 ANNALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, Vol.17(8) : 622-627, 2007 
Journal Title
ANNALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
ISSN
 1047-2797 
Issue Date
2007
Abstract
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this study was to examine the association of body mass index (BMI) with death caused by total cardiovascular disease in a long-term follow-up study.
METHODS:
We followed a total of 2608 men who were 55 years or older in 1985 from March 1985 through December 2001 to investigate their mortality. The hazard ratios of mortality as the result of cardiovascular disease by BMI level were estimated with the Cox proportional hazards model, adjusting for relevant covariates.
RESULTS:
For the group with a BMI >/= 27 kg/m(2) compared with the reference group (BMI, 21.0-22.9), the adjusted hazard ratio of death resulting from total cardiovascular disease was 2.4 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.5-3.9) and that of death resulting from cerebrovascular disease was 3.6 (95% CI, 2.0-6.3). Observing nonsmoking subjects only, the BMI <18.5 kg/m(2) group had a 4.6 times (95% CI, 1.8-11.8) greater risk of death attributed to total cardiovascular disease than the reference group and a 4.7 times (95% CI, 1.4-16.2) greater risk of death from cerebrovascular disease.
CONCLUSION:
This study defined that BMI is related to Korean male deaths caused by total cardiovascular disease. The risk of death attributed to total cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease was significantly increased in the group, with a BMI >/=27 kg/m(2). In our study, in the case of nonsmokers, low BMI was shown to be related to deaths from cardiovascular disease. Such result is different from those of previous studies.
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104727970700138X
DOI
10.1016/j.annepidem.2007.03.004
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Ohrr, Hee Choul(오희철)
Yi, Sang Wook(이상욱)
Hong, Jae Seok(홍재석)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/95615
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