Go to main contents Go to main menus

사용자별 맞춤메뉴

자주찾는 메뉴

추가하기
닫기

Research Articles

contents area

detail content area

Association of blood cadmium with cardiovascular disease in Korea: From the Korea National Health...
  • Date2021-02-23 16:05
  • Update2021-02-23 16:05
  • CountersignatureDivision of Research Planning
  • Tel043-719-8033

International journal of Envirionmental Research and Public Health, 2020.17, E6288-0, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176288


Association of blood cadmium with cardiovascular disease in Korea: From the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2013 and 2016

Jihyun Jeong, Sang-moon Yun; Minkyeong Kim and Young Ho Koh


Abstract

     Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally, although the mortality rate has declined with improved technology and risk factor control. The incidence rate of stroke, one of the CVDs, is increasing in young adults, whereas it is decreasing in the elderly. The risk factors for CVD may di er between young adults and the elderly. Previous studies have suggested that cadmium was a potential CVD risk factor in the overall and middle-aged to elderly populations.
    We assessed the associations between cadmium and CVD events in the Korean population aged 20–59 years using the 2008–2013 and 2016 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), a population-based cross-sectional study. Among 10,626 participants aged 20–59 years, those with high blood cadmium (BCd) level (>1.874 g/L, 90th percentile) were higher associated with stroke and hypertension (stroke: odds ratio (OR), 2.39; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.03–5.56; hypertension: OR, 1.46; 95% CI, 1.20–1.76). The strongest association between high blood cadmium concentrations and hypertension was among current smokers. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) was not associated with high blood cadmium level. These findings suggest that high blood cadmium levels may be associated with prevalent stroke and hypertension in the Korean population under 60 years of age.



  • 본 연구는 질병관리본부 연구개발과제연구비를 지원받아 수행되었습니다.
  • This research was supported by a fund by Research of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


This public work may be used under the terms of the public interest source This public work may be used under the terms of the public interest source
TOP