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Death Rates for Coronary Heart Disease, 1950-1998

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The Burden of Chronic Disease and the Future of Public Health: Presentation by Dr. James S. Marks. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2003. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/burden_pres/index.htm

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Title
The Burden of Chronic Disease and the Future of Public Health: Presentation by Dr. James S. Marks
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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