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Changing patterns of cardiovascular diseases and cancer mortality in Portugal, 1980–2010

  • Marta Pereira1Email author,
  • Bárbara Peleteiro1,
  • Simon Capewell2,
  • Kathleen Bennett3,
  • Ana Azevedo1 and
  • Nuno Lunet1
BMC Public Health201212:1126

Received: 10 September 2012

Accepted: 27 December 2012

Published: 29 December 2012

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10 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cristina Bosetti
7 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Melanie Nichols
3 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Marta Pereira
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
29 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1126

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health, University of Porto Medical School and Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP), Porto, Portugal
Department of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland