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Ethnic minorities have specific needs with regard to cardiovascular risk

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:112
  1. Mariam Molokhia, clinical research fellow (,
  2. Pippa Oakeshott, senior lecturer
  1. Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  2. Department of General Practice, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR—The identification of patients at high risk of coronary heart disease is vital for preventive clinical care. 1 2 Robson et al state that a reduction of absolute cardiovascular risk in the tenth of the population with coronary risk ≥30% is likely to be cost beneficial.3 South Asians and Afro-Caribbeans in the United Kingdom …

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