Comparison of Incidences of Congestive Heart Failure in Older African-Americans, Hispanics, and Whites

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Sep 1;84(5):611-2, A9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00392-6.

Abstract

In a prospective study of 2,893 African-Americans, Hispanics, and whites, mean age 81 years, at 43-month follow-up, congestive heart failure (CHF) developed in 194 of 686 African-Americans (28%), in 67 of 257 Hispanics (26%), and in 533 of 1,950 whites (27%) (p = NS). The Cox regression model showed that significant independent risk factors for CHF were male gender (risk ratio = 1.4, p = 0.0001); hypertension (risk ratio = 2.5, p = 0.0001); coronary artery disease (risk ratio = 4.0, p = 0.0001); diabetes mellitus (risk ratio = 1.6, p = 0.0001); and age (risk ratio = 1.05, p = 0.0001).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • African Continental Ancestry Group*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • European Continental Ancestry Group*
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / ethnology*
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Hispanic Americans*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • United States