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

  • Thomas A Gaziano1, 13Email author,
  • Ankur Pandya2,
  • Krisela Steyn3, 13,
  • Naomi Levitt3, 13,
  • Willie Mollentze4,
  • Gina Joubert5,
  • Corinna M Walsh6,
  • Ayesha A Motala7,
  • Annamarie Kruger8,
  • Aletta E Schutte9,
  • Datshana P Naidoo10,
  • Dorcas R Prakaschandra11 and
  • Ria Laubscher12
BMC Medicine201311:170

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-170

Received: 1 December 2012

Accepted: 27 June 2013

Published: 24 July 2013

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Original Submission
1 Dec 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Giampaoli Simona
6 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Angela Woodiwiss
22 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Thomas Gaziano
Resubmission - Version 3
22 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
10 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Angela Woodiwiss
31 May 2013 Author responded Author comments - Thomas Gaziano
Resubmission - Version 6
31 May 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 6
24 Jun 2013 Author responded Author comments - Thomas Gaziano
Resubmission - Version 7
24 Jun 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 7
Publishing
27 Jun 2013 Editorially accepted
24 Jul 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-170

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
(2)
Department of Public Health, Division of Health Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College
(3)
Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
(4)
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of the Free State
(5)
Department of Biostatistics, University of the Free State
(6)
School of Tourism, Hospitality and Sport
(7)
Department of Endocrinology, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal
(8)
Faculty of Health Sciences-Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research, North-West University
(9)
Hypertension in Africa Research Team, North-West University
(10)
Department of Cardiology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital
(11)
Department of Biomedical and Clinical Technology, Durban University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal
(12)
Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council
(13)
Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town

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