Association of psychosocial risk factors and coronary heart disease*

Association with CHD (number of reviews)Association/Strength of evidence
Psychosocial risk factorsYesEquivocalNo
*Good evidence was a clear preponderance of good quality, positive reviews over null reviews; fair evidence was a small number of such reviews; poor evidence was a preponderance of good quality null or equivocal reviews or no clear preponderance of positive or negative reviews.
Social isolation or lack of social support4Yes/Good
Catastrophic life events3Yes/Good
Acute life events1Yes/Fair
Hostility or anger121Equivocal/Poor
Work characteristics21Equivocal/Poor
Panic disorder1No/Poor