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Of those Americans 75 and older, 68.4% of men and 82.8% of women have high blood pressure.

Twelves, Chris. Oral Chemotherapy Saves Resources and Time. Reuters Medical News. 12-Jun-2001

Reference

Title
Oral Chemotherapy Saves Resources and Time
Publication
Reuters Medical News
Publication Date
12-Jun-2001
Authors
Twelves, Chris

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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