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Coronary Heart Disease in Kristiansund 1959-61. Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality.

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By GUNDERSEN PER R.. . 178 pages. Universitetsforlaget; , Oslo: , 1967.. Price, $7.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1197-1198. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1197_2
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A 3-year surveillance of Kristiansund, a relatively isolated and socially homogeneous Norwegian community of 18,000 people, revealed a frequency of symptomatic coronary heart disease apparently similar to that found in several American population samples.

The investigator, who is a practicing internist, planned and performed the study and analyzed the data. Although a great deal of information was tabulated, the conclusions are of limited value because of deficiencies in study design and analysis. New events of coronary heart disease were identified only from the first medical contact. It was assumed that few individuals with coronary disease were asymptomatic or failed to


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