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The proportion of adults with no self-reported cardiovascular disease risk factors declined from 42% in 1991 to 36% in 2001.

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
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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