Women’s Health and Menopause Epidemiology: The USA Experience

  • Vivian W. Pinn
  • Mary T. Chunko
  • Teri Manolio
Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 13)


For many years, cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death for women of all races in the United States, as it is for men, and kills more women than men each year (Figure 1) [1,2]. In fact, CVD kills nearly twice as many women as cancer (the next leading cause) and is responsible for a slightly higher proportion of total deaths in Caucasian than African-American women [2].


Postmenopausal Woman National Health Interview Survey Cardiovascular Health Study Postmenopausal Estrogen American Indian Woman 
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  • Vivian W. Pinn
  • Mary T. Chunko
  • Teri Manolio

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