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Main Title Epidemiologic Studies of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Japanese Men Living in Japan, Hawaii and California.
Author Robertson, Thomas L. ; Kato, Hiroo ; Rhoads, George G. ; Kagan, Abraham ; Marmot., Michael ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-77/016;
Stock Number PB-268 142
Additional Subjects Epidemiology ; Coronary artery disease ; Myocardial infarction ; Cholesterol ; Body weight ; Public health ; Japan ; Hawaii ; California ; Males ; Heart diseases ; Diet ; Death ; Mortality ; Demographic surveys ; Tables(Data) ; Medical examinations ; Age ; Japanese people ; Cigarette smoking ; Reprints ; Health risks
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-268 142 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The incidence of myocardial infarction and death from coronary heart disease was studied in defined samples of 45 to 68 year old Japanese men in Japan, Hawaii and California. The incidence rate was lowest in Japan where it was half that observed in Hawaii (P<0.01). The youngest men in the sample in Japan were at particularly low risk. The incidence among Japanese men in California was nearly 50 percent greater than that of Japanese in Hawaii (P<0.05). A striking increase in the incidence of myocardial infarction appears to have occurred in the Japanese who migrated to the United States; this increase is more pronounced in California than in Hawaii.