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Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
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Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

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Trends in Asia

Trends in Asia

(p.102) Chapter 7 Trends in Asia
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

H. Ueshima

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses trends in coronary heart disease (CHD) in Asia. Conventional risk factors for CHD in Asian countries are similar to those of Western countries. The major determinant of CHD mortality and morbidity among populations is the population level of serum TC, which is related to the levels of fat intake, Keys score, and BMI in populations. CHD mortality and morbidity have started to decline or have levelled off after the early phase of increase in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea due to declining trends in smoking and the prevalence of hypertension and/or blood pressure levels.

Keywords:   coronary heart disease, CHD, cardiovascular disease, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, mortality, myocardial infarction

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