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Cardiovascular disease in East Asian immigrants living in Australia: considerations in relation to vitamin D deficiency, smoking and acculturation

Guo, Shuyu

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BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia and accounts for the second highest disease burden in disability-adjusted life years. Meanwhile, according to a recent report 28.1% of the estimated resident population of Australia was born overseas; this is the highest proportion of immigrants in the past 120 years. Patterns of CVD risk, incidence, and mortality vary significantly across different ethnic population groups....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/107182

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