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Evidence for non-communicable diseases: analysis of Cochrane reviews and randomised trials by World Bank classification

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INTRODUCTION: Prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing globally, with the greatest projected increases in low-income and middle-income countries. We sought to quantify the proportion of Cochrane evidence relating to NCDs derived from such countries. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane database of systematic reviews for reviews relating to NCDs highlighted in the WHO NCD action plan (cardiovascular, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases). We excluded reviews at t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
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Author
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BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Open More from this journal
Publication date:
2013-07-06
Acceptance date:
2013-05-31
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EISSN:
2044-6055
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English
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uuid:06229d80-0f80-4017-9397-dbfe388e647e
Local pid:
pubs:410734
Source identifiers:
410734
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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