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Cost effective interventions for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

  • Amir Shroufi1Email author,
  • Rajiv Chowdhury1,
  • Raghupathy Anchala1,
  • Sarah Stevens2,
  • Patricia Blanco1,
  • Tha Han1,
  • Louis Niessen3, 4, 5 and
  • Oscar H Franco1, 6
BMC Public Health201313:285

Received: 9 October 2012

Accepted: 8 February 2013

Published: 28 March 2013

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Original Submission
9 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Thomas Gaziano
19 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Peter Byass
24 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Amir Shroufi
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Feb 2013 Editorially accepted
28 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-285

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort’s Causeway
East of England Public Health and Social Care Directorate, Eastbrook
Centre for Control of Chronic Diseases Bangladesh
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
University of East-Anglia
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Group, Department of Epidemiology