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Impact of age and sex on primary preventive treatment for cardiovascular disease in the West Midlands, UK: cross sectional study.

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OBJECTIVES: To establish the impact of age and sex on primary preventive treatment for cardiovascular disease in a typical primary care population. DESIGN: Cross sectional study of anonymised patient records. PARTICIPANTS: All 41,250 records of patients aged ≥ 40 registered at 19 general practices in the West Midlands, United Kingdom, were extracted and analysed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patients' demographics, risk factors for cardiovascular disease (blood pressure, total cholesterol concentra...

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10.1136/bmj.e4535

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Sheppard, JP More by this author
Fletcher, K More by this author
McManus, RJ More by this author
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
345
Issue:
7866
Pages:
e4535
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:1269064b-95d9-4d91-92a6-0906d3fa91f0
Source identifiers:
342368
Local pid:
pubs:342368

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