DAVID H. BLANKENHORN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; C. DAVID JENKINS, PH.D.; WILLIAM INSULL JR., M.D.; LEONA WEISS, B.S.
To the editor: In a 6-year study of a stratified random sample of the population aged 30 to 59 years of Framingham, Massachusetts, factors related to the development of coronary heart disease were identified. Based on the data accrued, risk rates for the general American population can be assessed by seven clinical characteristics: sex, age, smoking habits, blood pressure, serum cholesterol, glucose tolerance, and electrocardiograph (ECG) results. Reports from a second study, using multivariate analysis of risk factors in Scandinavia are highly corroborative of the Framingham findings (1). The American Heart Association has published explicit predictive tables for overt coronary
BLANKENHORN DH, JENKINS CD, INSULL W, WEISS L. Type A Physicians and Coronary Risk Education. Ann Intern Med. ;81:700–701. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-700_2
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