Langenberg, C. and Shipley, M.J. and Batty, G.D. and Marmot, M.G. (2005) Adult socioeconomic position and the association between height and coronary heart disease mortality: findings from 33 years of follow-up in the Whitehall study. American Journal of Public Health , 95 (4) pp. 628-632. 10.2105/2004.046219.
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In the Whitehall Study, which followed 17139 male civil servants over 33 years, the association between tall stature and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality differed between employment grades. In men without CHD at study entry, the hazard ratio per 15-cm increase in height was 0.77 (95% confidence interval [CI]=0.69, 0.85; P<0.001) for the highest grades, but 0.84 (95% CI=0.69, 1.03; P=.10) for middle and 0.95 (95% CI = 0.75, 1.20; P = .65) for low grades, suggesting that childhood and adult social conditions may interact in their influence on coronary risk.
|Title:||Adult socioeconomic position and the association between height and coronary heart disease mortality: findings from 33 years of follow-up in the Whitehall study|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > Epidemiology and Public Health|
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