Vahamurto, L and Pahkala, K and Magnussen, CG and Mikkila, V and Hutri-Kahonen, N and Kahonen, M and Laitinen, T and Taittonen, L and Tossavainen, P and Lehtimaki, T and Jokinen, E and Telama, R and Ronnemaa, T and Viikari, J and Juonala, M and Raitakari, O, East-west differences and migration in Finland: Association with cardiometabolic risk markers and IMT. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 44, (4) pp. 402-410. ISSN 1403-4948 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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METHODS: The study population included 2204 participants with data available from childhood/youth in 1980 and follow-up examination in 2007.
RESULTS: Participants residing in eastern Finland in adulthood had 0.022±0.004mm higher IMT than Western participants. Those who migrated east-to-west had lower IMT than those staying in the east (0.027±0.006mm, p<0.0001) while no difference to those continuously living in the west was found. Those who moved east-to-west had a lower body mass index (25.3±4.3 kg/m2 vs. 26.2±4.5kg/m2, p=0.01), waist circumference (85.7±12.8cm vs. 88.6±12.8cm, p=0.001), prevalence of metabolic syndrome (13% vs. 21%, p=0.01), and higher socioeconomic status (16.6±3.3 vs. 15.0±3.3 school years, p<0.0001) than those who stayed in the east.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher IMT was found in eastern Finns than in western Finns. Participants who migrated east-to-west had a lower IMT and a better cardiometabolic risk profile than those who stayed in the east.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Atherosclerosis, risk factors, endothelium, vascular, human migration|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Epidemiology not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Magnussen, CG (Associate Professor Costan Magnussen)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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