Type a Behavior and Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease

M. Friedman, L. H. Powell, C. A. Dennis, C. E. Thoresen, A. Z. LaCroix, C. R. Lacy, M. L. Robbins, J. B. Kostis, R. R. West, D. A. Jones, A. J. Gerber, D. A. Gerber, J. Gallacher, P. R. Yarnold, G. J. Martin, M. A. Chesney, G. W. Black, D. R. Ragland, R. J. Brand

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To the Editor: As a Western Collaborative Group Study co-principal investigator,1 I shall identify omissions in the article by Ragland and Brand (Jan. 14 issue).2 Their identification clearly demonstrates that in the Western Collaborative Group Study, the mortality rate among Type A subjects was greater than that among Type B subjects both 8 1/2 and 23 years after their 1960 enrollment. First, the report did not indicate the number of Type A (1589) and Type B (1565) subjects in the Western Collaborative Group Study.3 Given this information, readers would have seen that the mortality rates among Type A patients at.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 14 1988

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  • General Medicine


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