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Psychosocial Etiology of Coronary Heart Disease

  • Einar Kringlen

Abstract

A rapid increase in the incidence of coronary heart disease occurred in most industrial countries after World War II. The “epidemic” reached a peak in the end of the 1960’s in the United States, somewhat later in North European countries. During the last decade one has witnessed a decline in several countries, but still coronary heart disease is one of the major health problems in the western world.

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Coronary Heart Disease Life Change Hypertensive Heart Disease Lower Social Classis Overtime Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Einar Kringlen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Behavioural Sciences in MedicineUniversity of OsloOslo 3Norway

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