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Since John Graunt's pioneer efforts to draw conclusions from the 1662 London Bills of Mortality, the need for precise numerical expressions of the health of populations has grown steadily. As a result of our present increasing need to plan for improved distribution of health care, hard data on morbidity and mortality have become a particularly urgent necessity, both as a guide to planning and as a base line for evaluation of progress.
In this latest addition to the American Public Health Association's series, Vital and Health Statistics Monographs, the authors have assembled exhaustive tabulations of incidence, prevalence, risk factors, and
Cardiovascular Diseases in the United States.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:147–148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-147_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(1):147-148.
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