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The effect of modifiable risk factors on geographic mortality differentials: a modelling study

Stevenson, C; Mannan, Haider R; Peeters, Anna; Walls, Helen; Magliano, Dianna; Shaw, Jonathan; McNeil, John J

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Background: Australian mortality rates are higher in regional and remote areas than in major cities. The degree to which this is driven by variation in modifiable risk factors is unknown. Methods. We applied a risk prediction equation incorporating smoking, cholesterol and blood pressure to a national, population based survey to project all-causes mortality risk by geographic region. We then modelled life expectancies at different levels of mortality risk by geographic region using a risk...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55617
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-79

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