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Coronary heart disease epidemics: not all the same
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    • Paulo Lotufo, Professor of Epidemiology and Health Economics
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      • Isabela M. Bensenor
    We have some questionings about the paper from Mirzaei and colleagues. The authors pointed out correctly that differences among countries may be due to variation in classification of the cause of death certification and coding practices. To avoid the influence of ascertainment bias regarding to death certification, we are proposing a parallel analysis of a broader category as “non-rheumatic heart disease and hypertension” to...
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