Age and Gender Differences in the Impact of Diabetes on the Prevalence of Ischemic Heart Disease: a Population-Based Register Study
2008 (English)In: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, ISSN 0168-8227, E-ISSN 1872-8227, Vol. 79, no 3, 497-502 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To explore age and gender differences in the impact of diabetes on the prevalence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in a defined population.
Methods: Data were obtained from an administrative health care register covering a population of about 415 000. The study included all patients aged 45-74 years diagnosed between 1999-2003 with IHD (n=11 311) and diabetes (n=10 364) by physicians at all primary health care centres (PHCs) and out- and inpatient clinics at all hospitals in the county of Östergötland, Sweden.
Results: In the 45-54 year-old age group, diabetes was associated with an increase in IHD prevalence equivalent to ageing about 20 years in women and 10 years in men. The diabetes/nondiabetes IHD prevalence rate ratio (IPR) decreased with age in both men and women (trend p-values < 0.001). The IPR was higher among women than men in each age group, though the female relative excess decreased from 75% higher in the 45-54 year-old age group to 33% higher in the 65-74 year-old age group (trend p-value = 0.018).
Conclusions: The relative gender difference in the impact of diabetes on IHD in younger middle-aged patients remained up to the age of 65 years, decreasing considerably thereafter.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för medicin och hälsa , 2008. Vol. 79, no 3, 497-502 p.
aging, coronary disease, diabetes mellitus, prevalence, sex differences
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11241DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2007.10.009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-11241DiVA: diva2:17650
Original publication: Ann-Britt E. Wiréhn, Carl Johan Östgren and John M. Carstensen, Age and Gender Differences in the Impact of Diabetes on the Prevalence of Ischemic Heart Disease: a Population-Based Register Study, 2008, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, (79), 3, 497-502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2007.10.009. Copyright: Elsevier B.V., http://www.elsevier.com/2008-03-122008-03-122011-02-03