Objective: To assess life expectancy in relation to cardiovascular risk factors recorded in middle age. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Men employed in the civil service in London, England. Participants: 18863 men examined at entry in 1967-70 and followed for 38 years, of whom 13501 died and 4811 were re-examined in 1997. Main outcome measures: Life expectancy estimated in relation to fifths and dichotomous categories of risk factors (smoking, "low" or "high" blood pressure (≥ 140 ...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Clarke, R. et al. (2009). 'Life expectancy in relation to cardiovascular risk factors: 38 year follow-up of 19000 men in the Whitehall study', BMJ 339(163), b3513. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non commercial and is otherwise in compliance with the license. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ and http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/legalcode.
Life expectancy in relation to cardiovascular risk factors: 38 year follow-up of 19000 men in the Whitehall study
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