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How to tackle cardiovascular diseases in Croatia?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 21 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0

Although cardiovascular mortality in Croatia has been among the highest in Europe, little is known about risk factors and little has been done to tackle them. Kern and colleagues (p 208) report the results of the first representative population based survey of 9070 individuals. They found that the prevalence of different risk factors differs greatly between regions. Thus local governments need to adjust the national prevention and health promotion programmes to best fit their communities' needs.

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