Hospital admissions and length of stay for coronary disease in an Aboriginal cohort

Burke, V, Zhao, Y, Lee, A, Hunter, Ernest M.M., Spargo, R, Gracey, M, Smith, R, Beilin, L and Puddey, I (2008) Hospital admissions and length of stay for coronary disease in an Aboriginal cohort. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 18 5: 357-364. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2007.03.005

Author Burke, V
Zhao, Y
Lee, A
Hunter, Ernest M.M.
Spargo, R
Gracey, M
Smith, R
Beilin, L
Puddey, I
Title Hospital admissions and length of stay for coronary disease in an Aboriginal cohort
Journal name Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0939-4753
Publication date 2008-06-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.numecd.2007.03.005
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 5
Start page 357
End page 364
Total pages 8
Editor P Rubba
Place of publication The United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Abstract Background and aims: Coronary disease (CHD)-related hospital admission is more common among indigenous than non-indigenous Australians. We aimed to identify predictors of hospital admission potentially useful in planning prevention programs. Methods and results: Length of stay (LOS), interval between, and number of recurrent admissions were modelled with proportional hazards or negative binomial models using lifestyle data recorded in 1988-1989 among Aborigines (256 women, 258 men, aged 15-88 years) linked to hospital records to 2002. Among 106 Aborigines with CHD, hypertension (hazard ratio (HR) 1.69, 95% CI 1.05-2.73); smoking (HR 1.90, 95% CI 1.02-3.53); consuming processed meat >4 times/month (HR 1.81, 95% CI 1.01-3.24); >6 eggs/week (HR 1.73, 95% CI 1.03-2.94); and lower intake of alcohol (HR 0.54, 95% CI 0.35-0.83) predicted LOS. Eating eggs (HR 1.05, 95% CI 1.01-1.09) and bush meats ≥7 times/month (HR 0.46, 95% CI 0.23-0.92) predicted interval between recurrent admissions. Hypertension (IRR 4.07; 95% CI 1.32-12.52), being an ex-drinker (IRR 6.60, 95% CI 2.30-19.00), eating red meat >6 times/week (IRR 0.98, 95% CI 0.97-0.99), bush meats >7 times/month (IRR 0.26, 95% CI 0.10-0.67), and adding salt to meals (IRR 3.16, 95% CI 1.12-8.92) predicted number of admissions. Conclusion: Hypertension, alcohol drinking, smoking, and diet influence hospital admissions for CHD in Aboriginal Australians.
Keyword Aborigines
Coronary disease
Hospital admission
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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