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Title: Use and evaluation of a register for a well population in studies on cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the West of Scotland
Author: Janghorbani, Mohsen
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1988
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Cardio-respiratory diseases and cancer are the most important causes of mortality and morbidity in west central Scotland. From 1972 to 1976, more than 16,000 men and women were recruited to a well-population study (Renfrew and Paisley as part of Midspan) of cardiorespiratory diseases and risk factors including 10,541 men and women aged 45-64 whose baseline casual blood glucose was measured. This population was "flagged" with the National Health Service Central Registry (NHSCR) and has been followed up for mortality. By 1986, sufficient deaths had occurred to allow an opportunity for epidemiological research. This study therefore 1) examined the quality of data available from the Midspan survey, 2) explored its use in answering a number of epidemiological questions, and 3) evaluated the potential for further follow-up studies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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