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Updates for US heart disease death rates

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 09 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:79
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The number of deaths from heart disease has been increasing in the United States as the percentage of individuals over the age of 65has risen, according to new figures that take into account the ageing population.

    Latest figures from the American Heart Association have shown that a fifth of the US population (58.8million Americans) currently has cardiovascular disease. The association said that its most recent projections-reflecting new statistical formulas designed to adjust …

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