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Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
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Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

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Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease

Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease

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(p.152) Chapter 11 Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease
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Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology
Author(s):

C. M. M. Lawes

S. Vander Hoorn

M. R. Law

P. Elliott

S. MacMahon

A. Rodgers

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0011

This chapter presents estimates of blood pressure distributions by age, sex, and world region to estimate the burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) attributable to raised blood pressure worldwide in the year 2000. It summarizes work produced for the WHO Global Burden of Disease 2000 study and the World Health Report 2002, which included estimates of the burden of disease attributable to a variety of risk factors including blood pressure.

Keywords:   CHD, cardiovascular disease, risk factors, blood pressure levels, hypertension

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