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Decreasing trends in cardiovascular mortality in Turkey between 1988 and 2008

Gönül Dinç1*, Kaan Sözmen2, Gül Gerçeklioğlu3, Hale Arık4, Julia Critchley5 and Belgin Ünal6

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa 45030, Turkey

2 Narlıdere Community Health Centre, İzmir, Turkey

3 Vocational School of Health Services, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

4 Ordu Community Health Centre, Ordu, Turkey

5 Division of Population Health Sciences & Education, St. George’s, University of London, London, UK

6 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:896  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-896

Published: 30 September 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

The proportion (%) of deaths coded as “other heart diseases” or “senility and symptom related deaths” in mortality data for selected years in Turkey. Table S2. Crude mortality rates (per 1000) and proportion of cardiovascular deaths in over 35 year population in urban area in Turkey. Table S3. Age-standardised coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in Turkey for men and women over 35 and 45–74 years, 1988–2008. Table S4. Age-standardised stroke mortality in Turkey for men and women over 35 and 45–74 years, 1988–2008. Table S5. Ischemic heart disease (CHD) to cerebro vascular accident (stroke) death ratio (the IHD to CVA ratio, ICR) in mortality statistics in Turkey between 1988–2008.

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