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Wealth and cardiovascular health: a cross-sectional study of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in high-, middle- and low-income countries

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BACKGROUND: Effective policies to control hypertension require an understanding of its distribution in the population and the barriers people face along the pathway from detection through to treatment and control. One key factor is household wealth, which may enable or limit a household's ability to access health care services and adequately control such a chronic condition. This study aims to describe the scale and patterns of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and contr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12939-016-0478-6

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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal for Equity in Health Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
199
Publication date:
2016-12-08
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ISSN:
1475-9276
Pubs id:
pubs:666496
URN:
uri:d852dc32-a09c-4dc4-926e-c25d0630ffac
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uuid:d852dc32-a09c-4dc4-926e-c25d0630ffac
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pubs:666496
Paper number:
1

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