Atherosclerotic cardiovascular mortality during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Apr 15;79(8):1155-8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00072-6.


During the 3-day period of the Los Angeles riots in 1992, there was a significant increase in the total number of deaths investigated by the Coroner's office and deaths attributed to violence and trauma, but not to atherosclerotic cardiovascular mortality. However, there was a significant decrease in cardiovascular mortality in the period following the riots, compared with the period of the riots or the preceding period.

MeSH terms

  • Arteriosclerosis / mortality*
  • Coroners and Medical Examiners
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / epidemiology*
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Los Angeles / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Riots*
  • Violence*