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Heart disease and stroke caused more deaths in 2003 than the other 15 leading causes of death combined, not including cancer.

Mensah, George A., and David W. Brown. An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 38

Reference

Title
An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Mensah, George A., and David W. Brown
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
38

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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