Epidemiology of aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease may show ethnic differences

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7050.173 (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:173
  1. Gregory Y H Lip,
  2. D Gareth Beevers
  1. Lecturer in medicine Professor of medicine University Department of Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH

    EDITOR,—David Coggon and colleagues report the contrasting epidemiology of aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease in England and Wales.1 They conclude that, during the period studied, death rates from aneurysm were highest in the south and east of England and Wales whereas peripheral vascular disease was most common in the north and west, with an inverse relation with social class, and that there are other causes for aortic aneurysm besides the well established …

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