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Global burden of cardiovascular disease

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It was estimated in 1998 that 85% of the global burden of cardiovascular diseases occurred in low and middle income countries.1 2 Furthermore, about half the deaths in the 1990s attributable to cardiovascular diseases in these countries were in those below the age of 70 years compared with only a quarter in the developed countries.2

Although the mortality rate of cardiovascular diseases and prevalence of major …

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