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Pooled Analysis of NHANES I/II--Race, Gender, and CHD

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: February 17, 2016
Last verified: March 2005
To conduct a pooled analysis of NHANES I/II data on race, gender, and coronary heart disease.

Cardiovascular Diseases Coronary Disease Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: August 1997
Study Completion Date: July 2000
Detailed Description:


Over the last 25 years, a sustained and marked decline in death rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) has occurred for all major segments of the U.S. population. Recently, however, the decline has proceeded less rapidly in blacks than in whites, and in women than men. These trends have focused further attention on possible heterogeneity in the risk factor patterns among the demographic sub-groups. Previous studies of CHD risk factors in blacks and whites using the First National Health and Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (NHEFS-I, 11-year follow-up), including this group's own work, demonstrate its potential strengths, while at the same time foundering on the problem of low statistical power. With the extension of the follow-up of NHANES-I cohort (1971-1974) to 1987 (14 years) and the completion of 14-year follow-up for NHANES II cohort (1976-1980), a strong rationale exists to undertake a "pooling project." The resulting data set would provide optimal characterization of CHD risk at the national level.


The study sought to determine whether data from NHANES I and NHANES II could be pooled. To accomplish this, the distribution of baseline measures was assessed and a determination was made whether the same logistic prediction equations fitted both studies. Also, gender-race differences were examined in individual exposure-outcome relationships, patterns of co-morbidity, and population attributable risks.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005492

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Youlian Liao Loyola University
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5009
R03HL058436 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: February 17, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017