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Cumulative social risk and risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and all-causes

Caleyachetty, Rishi; Echouffo-Tcheugui, Justin B.; Shimbo, Daichi; Zhu, Wenyi; Muennig, Peter A.

Mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have declined steadily over the past few decades in high-income countries. This decline has by far disproportionately favored those with higher income, educational attainment, and social support or those who are members of ethnic majority groups [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6] and [7]. Few studies have examined the cumulative effects of multiple social risk factors on CVD mortality rates [8]. Disparate exposure to multiple social risk factors may contribute to social inequalities in CVD mortality rates.

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International Journal of Cardiology
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.08.088

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Health Policy and Management
Publisher
Elsevier
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November 15, 2016