Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MDPI

School

School of Medical Sciences

RAS ID

17716

Comments

This article was originally published as: Zhou T., Li X., Tang Z., Xie C., Tao L., Pan L., Huo D., Sun F., Luo Y., Wang W., Yan A., Guo X. (2014). Risk factors of CVD mortality among the elderly in Beijing, 1992 - 2009: An 18-year cohort study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(2), 2193-2208. Original article available here

Abstract

Few researchers have examined the effects of multiple risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality simultaneously. This study was to determine the associations of combined lifestyle and other factors with CVD mortality among the elderly (n = 3,257), in Beijing, China, through data mining of the Beijing Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA). BLSA is a representative cohort study from 1992 to 2009, hosted by Xuan Wu Hospital. Competing risk survival analysis was conducted to explore the association between risk factors and CVD mortality. The factors focused mainly on lifestyle, physical condition, and the model was adjusted for age and gender. There were 273 of the 1,068 recorded deaths caused by CVD among the 2010 participants. Living in a suburban area (HR = 0.614, 95% CI: 0.410-0.921) was associated with lower CVD mortality. Increasing age (66-75: HR = 1.511, 95% CI: 1.111-2.055; ≥76: HR = 1.847, 95% CI: 1.256-2.717), high blood pressure (HR = 1.407, 95% CI: 1.031-1.920), frequent consumption of meat (HR = 1.559, 95% CI: 1.079-2.254) and physical inactivity (p = 0.046) were associated with higher CVD mortality. The study provides an instructional foundation for the control and prevention of CVD in Beijing, China.

DOI

10.3390/ijerph110202193

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