Lifestyle epidemiology (LERG)

Cardiovascular disease and education

Women with only primary school has three times greater risk of heart attack compared to women with high education

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The aim of the study was to investigate educational inequalities in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) incidence and whether such inequalities have changed during the past decade using a nationwide longitudinal study design.

There are substantial educational inequalities in AMI incidence in Norway, especially for women aged 35–69. Relative inequalities did not change from 2001 to 2009.



Igland, Jannicke, Stein Emil Vollset, Ottar K. Nygård, Gerhard Sulo, Marta Ebbing, and Grethe S. Tell. "Educational Inequalities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Incidence in Norway: A Nationwide Cohort Study." PLOS ONE 9, no. 9 (2014): e106898.