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Cost effective interventions for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

Amir Shroufi1*, Rajiv Chowdhury1, Raghupathy Anchala1, Sarah Stevens2, Patricia Blanco1, Tha Han1, Louis Niessen345 and Oscar H Franco16

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1 Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort’s Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK

2 East of England Public Health and Social Care Directorate, Eastbrook, Shaftsbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8DF, UK

3 Centre for Control of Chronic Diseases Bangladesh, icddrb, Dhaka, Bangladesh

4 Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA

5 University of East-Anglia, Norwich, UK

6 Cardiovascular Epidemiology Group, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:285  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-285

Published: 28 March 2013

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Additional file 1: Appendix 1:

Definitions used in this review.

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Additional file 2: Appendix 2:

Income groupings – WHO World Health Report 2008 (http://www.who.int/whosis/whostat/EN_WHS08_Full.pdf webcite).

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Additional file 3: Appendix 3:

Findings from studies reporting costs per treated individual. Per capita costs for selected interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease in LMIC settings compared to per capita expenditure on health for the year considered in that study.

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