Ethnic differences in aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1084b (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1084

Authors' data are inadequate

  1. Peter Wilmshurst, Consultant cardiologist
  1. Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ

    EDITOR,—Racial differences in risk factors for vascular diseases are well known. It would be no surprise if the prevalences of different vascular diseases and the incidences with which they present showed racial variations, but it is difficult to accept that the data presented by Gregory Y H Lip and D Gareth Beevers provide evidence to support this.1 Indeed, the second paragraph of their letter suggests that they are using incidence data to provide information about prevalence in different races while maintaining …

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