Scottish Longitudinal Study
Development & Support Unit
Cardiovascular disparities among young adults in Scotland: Linking the Scottish Longitudinal Study from 1991 to 2011
Kai Jin (Edinburgh Napier University)
Dr Iain Atherton (Edinburgh Napier University)
Scotland has a health service that is free to the end user, yet rates of coronary heart disease (CHD) remain high. Because cardiovascular risk factors are strongly associated with socioeconomic disadvantages, we hypothesis social economic disadvantaged people would be more likely to have deteriorating trends for cardiac death. Therefore, in this study, we aim to examine:
- To investigate the role of social and geographical factors in influencing trends in cardiac mortality 1991-2001
- To examine the role of social and geographical factors affecting trends in cardiac mortality between young adults and old adults 1991-2001
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