Source: The Mercury, 14 July, 1994, p.15
Men are up to five times as likely as women to suffer heart attack - unless the men happen to come from Beijing and the women from the Scottish city of Glasgow, says a UN study. Published yes- terday by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it ranks people from 38 regions in 21 countries in order of heart attack rates. Finnish men and Scottish women top the table, while the lowest risks are enjoyed by Chinese men, and women from the Spanish province of Catalonia. For both men and women, the high- est-risk areas appear to be Scotland, Finland, Northern Ireland, Austra- lia, Canada and Sweden.
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