Recent UK trends in the unequal burden of coronary heart disease

September 13, 2012

Source: Heart Online First

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This study examined the burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) and identified and analysed recent trends in terms of age, gender and socioeconomic inequalities. Data from various sources between 1999 and 2007 was used, and involved all adults over 25 living in England. Strong socio-economic gradients persisted or worsened in all patient groups over this time period.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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Cardiac rehabilitation attendance and outcomes in coronary artery disease patients

September 13, 2012

Source: Circulation, 2012, 126 (6) p. 677-687

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This piece of research involved more than 5000 coronary artery disease patients who had been referred to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) between 1996 and 2009. The authors concluded that completion of cardiac rehabilitation was associated with improved survival and decreased hospitalisation. However, reasons for non-attendance need to be explored, and interventions to improve attendance rates after referral should also be tested.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Clustering of unhealthy behaviours over time: implications for policy and practice

September 12, 2012

Source: The King’s Fund

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Using data from the Health Survey for England from 2003 – 2008, this reports considers the way in which the population is affected when unhealthy behaviours (excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, poor diet and insufficient physical activity) come together in different population groups over time. There are implications for policy and practice.

Length of publication: 24 pages

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Acknowledgement: National Heart Forum weekly eNews Briefing 29 August 2012


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September 12, 2012

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