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Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease

C. M. M. Lawes, S. Vander Hoorn, M. R. Law, P. Elliott, S. MacMahon and A. Rodgers

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

Second edition

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780198525738
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191724114 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0011
Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease

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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

Chapter.  14150 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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