The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the Twentieth Century: Emergence and Decline in Advanced Countries, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the Twentieth Century

Emergence and Decline in Advanced Countries, 1st Edition

By William G. Rothstein

CRC Press

155 pages

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Description

This book demonstrates that a pandemic of coronary heart disease occurred in North America, western and northern Europe, and Australia and New Zealand from the 1930s to about 2000. At its peak it caused more deaths than any other disease. The book examines and compares trends in coronary heart disease mortality rates for individual countries. The most detailed analyses are for the United States, where mortality rates are examined for race, sex, and age groups and for geographic regions. Popular explanations for the rise and fall of coronary heart disease mortality rates are examined.

Table of Contents

Pandemics as Historical Events

Pandemics of Infectious and Chronic Diseases

Criteria for Pandemics

Overview of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the United States and Methods of Analysis

Overview of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic

Characteristics of and Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease and Disease Classification Systems

Methods of Analysis

The Emergence of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the United States

Increases in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Rates

The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the United States from 1940 to 1967

The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in 1940

The Pandemic from 1950 to 1967

Coronary Heart Disease and Socioeconomic Position

Explanations for the Emergence of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic

State Differences in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Rates in the United States in 1950 and 1960

States with the Highest and Lowest Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease Mortality Rates in 1950 and 1960

The Emergence of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in Canada and England and Wales

Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Rates in Canada

Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Rates in England and Wales

The Peak and Decline of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the United States, 1970 to 2010

The Peak Years of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic

The Decline of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic

Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality Rates among the Very Old in the Twenty-First Century

Explanations for the Decrease in Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality Rates in the United States from 1970 to 2010

Decreases in State Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality Rates, 1970-1990

Decline of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the States

The Peak and Decline of the Pandemic in Canada, England and Wales, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand

The Peak and Decline of the Pandemic in Canada

The Peak and Decline of the Pandemic in England and Wales

The Peak and Decline of the Pandemic in Western Europe

The Peak and Decline of the Pandemic in Australia and New Zealand

Coronary Heart Disease after the Pandemic

The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the Twentieth Century

The Decline of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic

Coronary Heart Disease after the Pandemic: A Disease of the Elderly

Failure of the Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic to Spread to Central and South America

Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factors in Healthy Persons in the Twenty-First Century

Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease in the Twenty-First Century

About the Author

William G. Rothstein , PhD., is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
MED010000
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MED107000
MEDICAL / Genetics