The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the Twentieth Century: Emergence and Decline in Advanced Countries

William G. Rothstein

December 26, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 140 Pages
ISBN 9781138569508 - CAT# K43611

USD$149.95

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Features

  • Describes rise and fall of coronary heart disease pandemic
  • Analyzes trends in coronary heart disease mortality rates in advanced countries from 1930 to 2000
  • Examines trends in coronary heart disease mortality rates among race, sex, and age groups and geographic regions of United States
  • Examines effect of popular risk factors on rise and fall of coronary heart disease mortality rates

Summary

This book demonstrates that a pandemic of coronary heart disease occurred in North America, western and northern Europe, and Australia and New Zealand from the 1930s to about 2000. At its peak it caused more deaths than any other disease. The book examines and compares trends in coronary heart disease mortality rates for individual countries. The most detailed analyses are for the United States, where mortality rates are examined for race, sex, and age groups and for geographic regions. Popular explanations for the rise and fall of coronary heart disease mortality rates are examined.