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Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott


Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide affecting millions of people in both developed and developing countries. The dual aims of this book are to review the well-established and emerging risk factors in coronary heart disease (CHD) and to apply this knowledge to public health approaches to disease prevention. The book includes authoritative accounts of studies within a single population and international studies, important areas of methodological development, trials to test preventive strategies, and the application of epidemiological and other knowledge to the developm ... More

Keywords: coronary heart disease, CHD, risk factors, epidemiology, disease prevention, public health policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Marmot, editor
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK

Paul Elliott, editor
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK



Section I Introduction

Section II Global picture of coronary heart disease: II.I Worldwide trends

Section II Global picture of coronary heart disease: II.II Global patterns and the burden of disease

Section III Aetiology: III.I Risk factors

Section III Aetiology: III.II Life course

Section IV Public health

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