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Coronary heart disease epidemics
  1. P A Lotufo,
  2. I M Bensenor
  1. University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  1. Dr P A Lotufo, University of Sao Paulo, av Lineu Prestes 2565 Sao Paulo, 05508-000 Brazil; palotufo{at}hu.usp.br

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To the editor: We have some comments about the paper by Mirzaei and colleagues.1 The authors pointed out correctly that differences in coronary heart disease (CHD) among countries might be due to variations in classification for cause of death certification and in coding practices. To avoid the influence of ascertainment biases in death certification, we propose a parallel analysis …

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