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Cardiovascular risk factors and disease among non-European immigrants living in Catalonia
  1. Miguel Cainzos-Achirica1,
  2. Emili Vela2,
  3. Montse Cleries2,
  4. Usama Bilal3,
  5. Josepa Mauri4,
  6. Maria Jesus Pueyo5,
  7. Alba Rosas5,
  8. Cristina Enjuanes1,
  9. Michael J Blaha6,
  10. Alka M Kanaya7,
  11. Josep Comin-Colet1
  1. 1 Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  2. 2 Healthcare Information and Knowledge Unit, Catalan Health Service, Barcelona, Spain
  3. 3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  4. 4 Interventional Cardiology, HU Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain
  5. 5 Health Department of the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
  6. 6 Medicine/Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  7. 7 UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona 08907, Spain; miguel.cainzos{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors MC-A, EV, MC, JM and JC-C participated in the conception, design and interpretation of the data, and on the drafting of the manuscript. EV and MC also conducted the statistical analyses. UB prepared the figures, interpreted the data and participated in the the drafting of the manuscript. MJP, AR, CE and AMK participated in the interpretation of the data and revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the research ethics committee of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), and complied with the Declaration of Helsinki.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MC-A, EV, MC, JM and JC-C participated in the conception, design and interpretation of the data, and on the drafting of the manuscript. EV and MC also conducted the statistical analyses. UB prepared the figures, interpreted the data and participated in the the drafting of the manuscript. MJP, AR, CE and AMK participated in the interpretation of the data and revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the research ethics committee of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), and complied with the Declaration of Helsinki.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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