Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality; an international study.

  title={Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality; an international study.},
  author={Johan P. Mackenbach and Adri{\"e}nne Ejm Cavelaars and Anton E Kunst and Feikje Groenhof},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={21 14},
BACKGROUND Differences between socioeconomic groups in mortality from and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases have been reported in many countries. We have made a comparative analysis of these inequalities in the United States and 11 western European countries. The aims of the analysis were (1) to compare the size of inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality between countries, and (2) to explore the possible contribution of cardiovascular risk factors to the explanation of between… 

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