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Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in South African populations

Thomas A Gaziano113*, Ankur Pandya2, Krisela Steyn133, Naomi Levitt133, Willie Mollentze4, Gina Joubert5, Corinna M Walsh6, Ayesha A Motala7, Annamarie Kruger8, Aletta E Schutte9, Datshana P Naidoo10, Dorcas R Prakaschandra11 and Ria Laubscher12

Author Affiliations

1 Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

2 Department of Public Health, Division of Health Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, 402 E. 67th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA

3 Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa

4 Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of the Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa

5 Department of Biostatistics, University of the Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa

6 School of Tourism, Hospitality and Sport, Technikon Free State, 20 President Boshof Street, Bloemfontein 9320, South Africa

7 Department of Endocrinology, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mazisi Kunene Road, Durban 4041, South Africa

8 Faculty of Health Sciences-Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research, North-West University, Hofman Street, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa

9 Hypertension in Africa Research Team, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa

10 Department of Cardiology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Bellair Road, Durban 4041, South Africa

11 Department of Biomedical and Clinical Technology, Durban University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mazisi Kunene Road, Durban 4041, South Africa

12 Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zijl Drive, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa

13 Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:170  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-170

Published: 24 July 2013

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