Are women worrying about heart disease?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Women at risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) may not be worried about the disease. In this study, demographic, CAD-risk, and CAD-worry data collected from Durham Veterans' Affairs Medical Center women veterans were examined using bivariate and multivariate analysis with worry as the outcome. Excluding CAD patients (N = 64) and incomplete data (N = 17) of 328 women, 42% worried about CAD. Younger age, single marital status, obesity, family history, and hyperlipidemia were associated with worry. Of women with up to three risk factors, fewer than half worried about CAD. Higher-risk women were unconcerned about CAD. This could undermine prevention efforts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Biswas, MS; Calhoun, PS; Bosworth, HB; Bastian, LA

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 204 - 211

PubMed ID

  • 12093584

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-3867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1049-3867(02)00136-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States