Effectiveness and costs of interventions to lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol:a global and regional analysis on reduction of cardiovascular-disease risk

Murray, Christopher J L, Lauer, Jeremy A, Hutubessy, Raymond C W, Niessen, Louis, Tomijima, Niels, Rodgers, Anthony, Lawes, Carlene M M and Evans, David B (2003) Effectiveness and costs of interventions to lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol:a global and regional analysis on reduction of cardiovascular-disease risk. The Lancet, 361 (9359). pp. 717-25. ISSN 0140-6736

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease accounts for much morbidity and mortality in developed countries and is becoming increasingly important in less developed regions. Systolic blood pressure above 115 mm Hg accounts for two-thirds of strokes and almost half of ischaemic heart disease cases, and cholesterol concentrations exceeding 3.8 mmol/L for 18% and 55%, respectively. We report estimates of the population health effects, and costs of selected interventions to reduce the risks associated with high cholesterol concentrations and blood pressure in areas of the world with differing epidemiological profiles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,adult,aged,aged, 80 and over,blood pressure,cardiovascular diseases,child,cost-benefit analysis,developing countries,health expenditures,health promotion,humans,hypercholesterolemia,hypertension,middle aged,quality-adjusted life years,world health
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 12:52
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:19
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46814
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(03)12655-4

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