Women and heart disease an atlas of racial and ethnic disparities in mortality

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Published by CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga .

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  • Heart Diseases -- ethnology,
  • Heart Diseases -- mortality -- United States,
  • Women,
  • Ethnic Groups -- statistics & numerical data -- United States,
  • Minority Groups -- statistics & numerical data -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementMichele L. Casper ... [et al.] ; Office for Social Environment and Health Research, West Virginia University [and] National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ContributionsCasper, Michele., United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), West Virginia University. Office for Social Environment and Health Research.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 239 p. :
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14753793M
ISBN 10096650853X

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