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The contribution of primary prevention medication and dietary change in coronary mortality reduction in England between 2000 and 2007: a modelling study
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    Choice of years can influence calculated mortality

    It has been recently observed that mortality in general and for cardio-vascular conditions specifically follows a pattern of high and low years (1-2). Had this study used 1999 as the base year the calculated reduction would have bee higher. Likewise had they used 2003 as the end point the calculated reduction would have been lower.

    Would be interesting to see the calculations using discrete years.

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