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Why does Russia have such high cardiovascular mortality rates? Comparisons of blood-based biomarkers with Norway implicate non-ischaemic cardiac damage

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BACKGROUND:Russia has one of the highest rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). At age 35-69 years, they are eight times higher than in neighbouring Norway. Comparing profiles of blood-based CVD biomarkers between these two populations can help identify reasons for this substantial difference in risk. METHODS:We compared age-standardised mean levels of CVD biomarkers for men and women aged 40-69 years measured in two cross-sectional population-based studies: Know Your...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/jech-2020-213885

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ORCID:
0000-0002-8972-3621
Averina, M More by this author
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ORCID:
0000-0002-2709-9472
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Subgroup:
RDM Strategic
Oxford college:
Merton College
ORCID:
0000-0002-5287-9016
Malyutina, S More by this author
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Journal website
Volume:
74
Issue:
9
Pages:
698-704
Publication date:
2020-05-15
Acceptance date:
2020-02-06
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EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
Pmid:
32414935
Pubs id:
1106424
Local pid:
pubs:1106424

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