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Am J Public Health. 2008 Jan;98(1):63-6. Epub 2007 Nov 29.

Differences in cardiovascular disease mortality associated with body mass between Black and White persons.

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  • 1Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29401, USA.

Abstract

We analyzed cardiovascular disease mortality risks associated with obesity using participant-level meta-analysis of data from the Black Pooling Project for Black and White individuals. The adjusted relative risks (ARRs) were stronger among White participants than among Black participants for coronary heart disease AAR=1.21 (95% confidence interval [CI]=1.07, 1.36) versus 0.87 (95% CI=0.69, 1.09), respectively, and cardiovascular disease ARR=1.18 (95% CI=1.07, 1.29) versus 0.91 (95% CI=0.77, 1.05), respectively. The results suggest that obesity is an independent risk factor in White people, and additional study of body size and disease progression is necessary in the assessment of racial disparities.

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