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Chronic disease epidemiology

Section edited by Jianguang Ji.

This section aims to publish studies on the epidemiology of chronic diseases and the use of public health interventions for their control.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Nonspecific Low Back Pain (NLBP) is a common disease with a low cure rate and significant impact on the population. This study aimed to develop and validate a pre-scoring system for identifying the risk of suf...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Jing-wen Zhang, Shao-xiong Min, Xin-yi Xu and Sheng-li An

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1262

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  2. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the prevalence and the factors associated with repeated high systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) at 6- and 11-year follow-ups of children from the Pelotas (Brazil) 2004 Birth Cohort.

    Authors: Marília Cruz Guttier, Raquel Siqueira Barcelos, Rodrigo Wiltgen Ferreira, Caroline Cardozo Bortolotto, William Jones Dartora, Maria Inês Schmidt, Alicia Matijasevich, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues and Iná S. Santos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1260

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), however, the studies on lifestyle and genetic risks in Chinese pilgrims to Hajj was limited. The aim of this study is to examine the pr...

    Authors: Yinxia Zhang, Fangfang Shi, Zhanbiao Yu, Aimin Yang, Maolan Zeng, Jiaoyue Wang, Haiping Yin, Benzhong Zhang and Xiao Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1223

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The distribution of goiter among children and its risk factors are not well investigated in Ethiopia. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis was designed to determine the pooled prevalence of goit...

    Authors: Getenet Dessie, Desalegne Amare, Amare Belachew Dagnew, Henok Mulugeta, Dessalegn Haile Kassa, Ayenew Negesse, Getachew Mullu Kassa, Fasil Wagnew, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam and Sahai Burrowes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1191

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies assessing the relationship between depression and diabetes mellitus did not consider the severity of depression. In the present study we assessed the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitu...

    Authors: Anna Deleskog, Rickard Ljung, Yvonne Forsell, Alicia Nevriana, Aysha Almas and Jette Möller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1174

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1268

  6. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes as being a chronic disease with a number of complications deteriorates the quality of life among the people with type 2 diabetes. Health related quality of life is widely used as an important health o...

    Authors: Sailendra Thapa, Prajjwal Pyakurel, Dharani Dhar Baral and Nilambar Jha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1171

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  7. Content type: Research article

    As the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) increases in low- to middle-income countries, the burden on individuals and health care systems also increases. The use of diabetes risk assessment tools could ident...

    Authors: Gina Agarwal, Monserrat M. Guingona, Jessica Gaber, Ricardo Angeles, Suhasini Rao and Fortunato Cristobal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1169

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Chronic back disorders (CBD) are a global health problem and the leading cause of years lived with disability. The present study aims to examine overall and specific trends in CBD in the Canadian population ag...

    Authors: Adriana Angarita-Fonseca, Catherine Trask, Tayyab Shah and Brenna Bath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1121

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the leading cause of death in Korea. According to a report of published by Statistics Korea in 2014, cerebrovascular disease and cardiovascular disease were th...

    Authors: Hyungtae Kim, Siin Kim, Sola Han, Pratik P. Rane, Kathleen M. Fox, Yi Qian and Hae Sun Suh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1112

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Evidence from randomized control trials suggest that coupled with smoking cessation interventions, CVD events can be reduced significantly if hypertension and diabetes patients are properly managed, raising pr...

    Authors: John Pastor Ansah, Ryan Leung Hoe Inn and Salman Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1105

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  11. Content type: Correspondence

    An evaluation of Västerbotten Intervention Programme (VIP) was recently conducted by San Sebastian et al. (BMC Public Health 19:202, 2019). Evaluation of health care interventions of this kind require 1) an un...

    Authors: Yulia Blomstedt, Margareta Norberg, Nawi Ng, Lennarth Nyström, Kurt Boman, Göran Lönnberg, Hans Stenlund, Stig Wall and Lars Weinehall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1095

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  12. Content type: Research article

    At present, only a few studies have focused on the risk factors for depression in elderly diabetic patients, and there is little evidence for the effect of metformin in depressed elderly patients with diabetes...

    Authors: Fenqin Chen, Guozhu Wei, Yingfang Wang, Tingting Liu, Ting Huang, Qian Wei, Guojing Ma and Difei Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1063

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The debate on socioeconomic inequalities in health dominates the research and policy agenda of many countries. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is on the rise in recent years in Botswana. As ...

    Authors: Mpho Keetile, Kannan Navaneetham, Gobopamang Letamo and Serai Daniel Rakgoasi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1060

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To determine the optimal cut-off values and evaluate the associations of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-height ratio (WHtR) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Yi’an Gu, Na Wang, Qi Zhao, Nawi Ng, Ruiping Wang, Xiaoyan Zhou, Yonggen Jiang, Weibing Wang and Genming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1035

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Professional drivers are known to be at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) on account of the higher prevalence co-occurring risk factors they harbour. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and CVD share similar...

    Authors: Casmir E. Amadi, Amam C. Mbakwem, Oyewole A. Kushimo, Jayne N. Ajuluchukwu and Michael Akinkunmi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1032

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem with considerable personal and societal costs. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are associated with a number of serious and chronic health problems in adulth...

    Authors: E. Anne Lown, Camillia K. Lui, Kate Karriker-Jaffe, Nina Mulia, Edwina Williams, Yu Ye, Libo Li, Thomas K. Greenfield and William C. Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1007

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  17. Content type: Research article

    High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. However, there has been no study reporting the relationship between hs-CRP and blood pressure in Yi a...

    Authors: Li Pan, Guoju Li, Shaoping Wan, WuLi Yihuo, Fang Yang, Zheng Li and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:991

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Obesity ranks as a major public health problem in many countries in the world. The obesity-socioeconomic status relationship is not well established in middle-income countries.

    Authors: Danilo Cosme Klein Gomes, Rosely Sichieri, Eliseu Verly Junior, Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini, Amanda de Moura Souza and Diana Barbosa Cunha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:965

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Endometrial cancer is the second most common cancer among female cancer survivors in the US and is increasing in incidence. Rural endometrial cancer patients experience lower survival rates but the reasons for...

    Authors: Brenna E. Blackburn, Sean Soisson, Kerry Rowe, John Snyder, Alison Fraser, Vikrant Deshmukh, Michael Newman, Ken Smith, Kimberly Herget, Anne C. Kirchhoff, Deanna Kepka, Theresa L. Werner, David Gaffney, Kathi Mooney and Mia Hashibe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:921

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory conditions and cancers, are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Information on the prevalen...

    Authors: Soheir H. Ahmed, Haakon E. Meyer, Marte K. Kjøllesdal, Niki Marjerrison, Ibrahimu Mdala, Aung Soe Htet, Espen Bjertness and Ahmed A. Madar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:878

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Hearing loss is among the leading causes of disability in persons 65 years and older worldwide and is known to have an impact on quality of life as well as social, cognitive, and physical functioning. Our obje...

    Authors: Nicole Marrone, Maia Ingram, Kristi Bischoff, Emily Burgen, Scott C. Carvajal and Melanie L. Bell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:875

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study estimates the prevalence and incidence rates of primary open -angle glaucoma (POAG) as well as risk factors based on a dataset from the largest German health insurance company.

    Authors: D. Kreft, G. Doblhammer, R. F. Guthoff and S. Frech

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:851

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is one of the most disabling potential outcomes of prenatal alcohol exposure. The population-based prevalence of FASD among the general population of Canada was unknown. ...

    Authors: Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Vladimir Poznyak, Albert E. Chudley, Kevin D. Shield, James N. Reynolds, Margaret Murray and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:845

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  24. Content type: Research article

    To determine the prevalence of hypertension and investigate sociodemographic correlates in an indigenous Kuna community living on the San Blas islands of Panama.

    Authors: Daniel R. Hanna, Rebekah J. Walker, Brittany L. Smalls, Jennifer A. Campbell, Aprill Z. Dawson and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:843

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common monogenic disease, while studies about the epidemiology for the general population in China was scarce. Aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of FH and ...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Yuqian Li, Xiaotian Liu, Runqi Tu, Haiqing Zhang, Xinling Qian, Jingjing Jiang, Dou Qiao, Xue Liu, Zhicheng Luo, Xiaokang Dong and Chongjian Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:837

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  26. Content type: Research article

    There is lack of information on the magnitude of depression among elderly population in India. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to estimate the prevalence of depression among elderly population i...

    Authors: Manju Pilania, Vikas Yadav, Mohan Bairwa, Priyamadhaba Behera, Shiv Dutt Gupta, Hitesh Khurana, Viswanathan Mohan, Girish Baniya and S. Poongothai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:832

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Triggered by the successive implementation of organized mammography screening programs (MSPs) throughout western European countries over the last decades, there is an ongoing debate questioning their effective...

    Authors: Yukio Iwamoto, Simone Kaucher, Eva Lorenz, Till Bärnighausen and Volker Winkler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:823

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There are few available data regarding the prevalence of diabetes in the sub-Himalayan region of India. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes in rural Garhwal based...

    Authors: Pam Anderson, Nathan Grills, Rajesh Singh, Rajkumari Singh, Roger G. Evans, Paramita Sengupta and Amanda G. Thrift

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:817

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Most studies measure the impact of ischemic heart disease (IHD) on individuals using quality of life metrics such as disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs); however, IHD also has an enormous impact on producti...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Michelle Cunich, Rupendra Shrestha, Megan Passey, Lennert Veerman, Robert Tanton and Simon Kelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:802

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are considered the number one cause of death worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries, Bolivia included. Lack of reliable estimates of risk factor distribution c...

    Authors: Yercin Mamani-Ortiz, Miguel San Sebastián, Ada X. Armaza, Jenny M. Luizaga, Daniel E. Illanes, Marcia Ferrel and Paola A. Mosquera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:786

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Over the last 20 years there have been reports of a form of chronic kidney disease of unknown cause (CKDu) affecting rural communities in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Valid prevalence estimates, us...

    Authors: Thilanga Ruwanpathirana, Sameera Senanayake, Nalika Gunawardana, Asoka Munasinghe, Samitha Ginige, Deepa Gamage, Jagath Amarasekara, Buddi Lokuketagoda, Pubudu Chulasiri, Sarath Amunugama, Paba Palihawadana, Ben Caplin and Neil Pearce

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:763

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Although anemia is one of the leading causes of the global burden of disease, information about its prevalence in Russia is mostly missing. We therefore assessed its prevalence and associated factors in a Russ...

    Authors: Mukharram M. Bikbov, Gyulli M. Kazakbaeva, Rinat M. Zainullin, Venera F. Salavatova, Timur R. Gilmanshin, Dilya F. Yakupova, Yulia V. Uzianbaeva, Inga I. Arslangareeva, Songhomitra Panda-Jonas, Svetlana R. Mukhamadieva, Renat I. Khikmatullin, Said K. Aminev, Ildar F. Nuriev, Artur F. Zaynetdinov and Jost B. Jonas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:762

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity is associated with higher healthcare utilization; however, data exploring its association with readmission are scarce. We aimed to investigate which most important patterns of multimorbidity are...

    Authors: Carole E. Aubert, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Niklaus Fankhauser, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Jérôme Stirnemann, Andrew D. Auerbach, Eyal Zimlichman, Sunil Kripalani, Eduard E. Vasilevskis, Edmondo Robinson, Joshua Metlay, Grant S. Fletcher, Andreas Limacher and Jacques Donzé

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:738

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Fruit and vegetable consumption was considered a protective effect against cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs). This study aimed to project the reduction in the CVD burden under different scenar...

    Authors: Xiuting Mo, Ruoyan Tobe Gai, Kimi Sawada, Yoshimutsu Takahashi, Sharon E. Cox, Takeo Nakayama and Rintaro Mori

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:707

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic markers might be used for risk-stratifying cancer screening and prevention programs in the future. Although the clinical utility of consequent epigenetic tests for risk stratification is yet to be p...

    Authors: Odette Wegwarth, Nora Pashayan, Martin Widschwendter and Felix G. Rebitschek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:667

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    The Social Engagement Framework for Addressing the Chronic-disease-challenge (SEFAC) project intends to empower citizens at risk of or with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and/or cardiovascular disease (CVD) to self-ma...

    Authors: Xuxi Zhang, Siok Swan Tan, Irene Fierloos, Oscar Zanutto, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Vanja Vasiljev, Scott Bennett, Tasos Rentoumis, Antonella Buranello, Stefania Macchione, Ellen Rouwet, Amy van Grieken and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:664

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on asthma mortality and hospitalizations in Reunion Island indicate that this French territory is particularly affected by this pathology. Epidemiological studies conducted in schools also sho...

    Authors: J-L. Solet, C. Raherison-Semjen, E. Mariotti, Y. Le Strat, A. Gallay, E. Bertrand, N. Jahaly and L. Filleul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:663

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  38. Content type: Research article

    China has the largest obese population in the world, and the prevalence of central obesity is increasing dramatically in China. Moreover, the rapid economic growth of China in recent decades has led to rapid u...

    Authors: Chi Shen, Zhongliang Zhou, Sha Lai, Xingxing Tao, Dantong Zhao, Wanyue Dong, Dan Li, Xin Lan and Jianmin Gao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:661

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Hypertension is a clinical condition highly prevalent in the elderly, imposing great risks to cardiovascular diseases and loss of quality of life. Current guidelines emphasize the importance of nonpharmacologi...

    Authors: Daniel Umpierre, Lucas Porto Santos, Cíntia Ehlers Botton, Eurico Nestor Wilhelm, Lucas Helal, Gustavo Zaccaria Schaun, Gustavo Dias Ferreira, Angélica Trevisan De Nardi, Lucinéia Orsolin Pfeifer, Anderson Donelli da Silveira, Carisi Anne Polanczyk, Graciele Ferreira Mendes, Hirofumi Tanaka, Leonardo Alves, Leony Galliano, Linda S. Pescatello…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:657

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and stroke risk remains controversial around the world. It is not clear that the effect of SES on stroke in China due to the lack of relevant research. We aim...

    Authors: Siping Wang, Binyan Shen, Meiting Wu, Ciyu Chen and Juan Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:648

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Several epidemiological studies have suggested that optimal obesity and visceral adiposity indicators and their cut-off values to predict cardio-metabolic risks varied among different ethnic groups. However, f...

    Authors: Zhoubin Zhang, Shujun Fan, Zhenxiang Xue, Jun Yuan, Ziyan Zhou, Tongmin Wang, Junling Liu, Ayxamgul Bawudun, Nazibam Nurmamat, Yuzhong Wang and Zhicong Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:613

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In an ageing world facing an epidemic of chronic diseases, there is great interest in the burden of multimorbidity on individuals and caregivers, yet no studies have examined the longitudinal association betwe...

    Authors: Jianan Bao, Kia-Chong Chua, Matthew Prina and Martin Prince

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:585

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The objective is to analyze the behavioral risk factors among the adult population and to identify the determinants of and their association with self-reported and symptom or measured chronic diseases in India.

    Authors: Sunita Patel, Faujdar Ram, Surendra Kumar Patel and Kaushalendra Kumar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:560

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Even though depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, it is under-recognized in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Existing literature does not provide enough information on evaluation of predictors...

    Authors: Amjad Khan, Amer Hayat Khan, Azreen Syazril Adnan, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman and Saima Mushtaq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:531

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  45. Content type: Research article

    There is an increasing burden of hypertension (HTN) across sub-Saharan Africa where HIV prevalence is the highest in the world, but current care models are inadequate to address the dual epidemics. HIV treatme...

    Authors: Dalsone Kwarisiima, Mucunguzi Atukunda, Asiphas Owaraganise, Gabriel Chamie, Tamara Clark, Jane Kabami, Vivek Jain, Dathan Byonanebye, Florence Mwangwa, Laura B. Balzer, Edwin Charlebois, Moses R. Kamya, Maya Petersen, Diane V. Havlir and Lillian B. Brown

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:511

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Identifying disparities in myocardial infarction (MI) burden and assessing its temporal changes are critical for guiding resource allocation and policies geared towards reducing/eliminating health disparities....

    Authors: Evah W. Odoi, Nicholas Nagle, Shamarial Roberson and Kristina W. Kintziger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:505

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