publication . Article . 2012

Residential Proximity to Major Roadway and 10-Year All-Cause Mortality After Myocardial Infarction

Joshua I. Rosenbloom; Elissa H. Wilker; Kenneth J. Mukamal; Joel Schwartz; Murray A. Mittleman;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2012 Journal: Journal of Vascular Surgery, issue 3, page 876 (issn: 07415214, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Abstract
Background—The relationship between residential proximity to roadway and long-term survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is unknown. We investigated the association between distance from residence and major roadway and 10-year all-cause mortality after AMI in the Determinants of Myocardial Infarction Onset Study (Onset Study), hypothesizing that living closer to a major roadway at the time of AMI would be associated with increased risk of mortality. Methods and Results—The Onset Study enrolled 3886 individuals hospitalized for AMI in 64 centers across the United States from 1989 to 1996. Institutionalized patients, those providing only post office box...
Subjects
free text keywords: Surgery, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Proportional hazards model, Risk of mortality, Acute care, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Myocardial infarction, medicine.disease, Hazard ratio, Gerontology, Confidence interval, Cardiology, Demography, Body mass index, business.industry, business, Marital status, Internal medicine, Physiology (medical), Cohort study, Epidemiology, Cause of death
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