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Socioeconomic variation in incidence of primary and secondary major cardiovascular disease events: an Australian population-based prospective cohort study

Korda, Rosemary; Soga, Kay; Joshy, Grace; Calabria, Bianca; Attia, John R; Wong, Deborah; Banks, Emily

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Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) disproportionately affects disadvantaged people, but reliable quantitative evidence on socioeconomic variation in CVD incidence in Australia is lacking. This study aimed to quantify socioeconomic variation in rates of primary and secondary CVD events in mid-age and older Australians. Methods: Baseline data (2006–2009) from the 45 and Up Study, an Australian cohort involving 267,153 men and women aged ≥ 45, were linked to hospital and death data (to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153101
Source: International Journal for Equity in Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-016-0471-0
Access Rights: Open Access

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