Development of a Cardiovascular Risk Score for Use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

submitted by: stella7
Summary measures of cardiovascular risk have long been used in public health, but few include nutritional predictors despite extensive evidence linking diet and heart disease. Study objectives were to develop and validate a novel risk score in a case-control study of myocardial infarction (MI) conducted in Costa Rica during 1994-2004. After restricting the data set to healthy participants (n = 1678), conditional logistic regression analyses modeled associations of lifestyle factors...
Authors: Stella Aslibekyan, Hannia Campos, Eric Loucks, Crystal Linkletter, Jose Ordovas, Ana Baylin