2017-03-20Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.17886/RKI-GBE-2017-018
12-Month prevalence of coronary heart disease in Germany
Busch, Markus A.
The results of the GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS study demonstrate that during the last 12 months, 3.7% of women and 6.0% of men in Germany had coronary heart disease (CHD – defined as myocardial infarction, chronic consequences of myocardial infarction or angina pectoris). The 12-month prevalence of CHD in men and women under 45 years of age is well below 1.0%; however, the prevalence rises rapidly and disproportionately up to 16.0% among women and 24.1% among men aged 75 years and over. Women with a low level of education have a considerably higher prevalence of CHD (7.3%) compared to those with a high level of education (1.2%). Men show fewer educationrelated differences (6.5% versus 5.2%). As the indicators analysed here were first deployed as part of the 2014/2015 European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), no comparative data is available.
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