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Using geographical convergence of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes at the neighborhood level to inform policy and practice

Smurthwaite, Kayla; Bagheri, Nasser


Introduction Chronic diseases are increasing across the world. Examination of local geographic variation in chronic disease patterns can enable policy makers to identify inequalities in health outcomes and tailor effective interventions to communities at higher risk. Our study aimed to determine the geographic variation of obesity, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and type 2 diabetes, using general practice clinical data. Further objectives included identifying regions of significantly high and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Preventing chronic disease
DOI: 10.5888/pcd14.170170
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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