Marital status and ischemic heart disease incidence and mortality in women: a large prospective study.
BACKGROUND: Being married has been associated with a lower mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) in men, but there is less evidence of an association for women, and it is unclear whether the associations with being married are similar for incident and for fatal IHD. We examined the relation between marital status and IHD incidence and mortality in the Million Women Study. METHODS: A total of 734,626 women (mean age 60 years) without previous heart disease, stroke or cancer, were followe...Expand abstract
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