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Performance of a Framingham cardiovascular risk model among Indians and Europeans in New Zealand and the role of body mass index and social deprivation
  1. Kjersti Stormark Rabanal1,
  2. Haakon Eduard Meyer1,2,
  3. Romana Pylypchuk3,
  4. Suneela Mehta3,
  5. Randi Marie Selmer1 and
  6. Rodney T Jackson3
  1. 1 Division of Mental and Physical Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
  2. 2 Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  3. 3 School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to MSc. Kjersti Stormark Rabanal; kjersti.stormark.rabanal{at}fhi.no

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  • Contributors RTJ and HEM contributed to the conception and design of the work. RTJ was responsible for the collection of data. RP and SM contributed with definition of end points and preparation of the dataset. RMS provided ideas for analyses and contributed to the analysis of data. KSR drafted the paper and carried out the data analyses. All authors contributed to the interpretation of results as well as critical reading and revision of the draft. All authors approved the final manuscript for submission.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Norwegian Extra-Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation (grant number 2012-2-0129).

  • Competing interests RTJ and SM report grants from Health Research Council of New Zealand.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The PREDICT study was approved by the Northern Region Ethics Committee Y in 2003 (AKY/03/12/134), and later annually approved by the National Multiregion Ethics Committee since 2007 (MEC07/19/EXP).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors RTJ and HEM contributed to the conception and design of the work. RTJ was responsible for the collection of data. RP and SM contributed with definition of end points and preparation of the dataset. RMS provided ideas for analyses and contributed to the analysis of data. KSR drafted the paper and carried out the data analyses. All authors contributed to the interpretation of results as well as critical reading and revision of the draft. All authors approved the final manuscript for submission.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Norwegian Extra-Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation (grant number 2012-2-0129).

  • Competing interests RTJ and SM report grants from Health Research Council of New Zealand.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The PREDICT study was approved by the Northern Region Ethics Committee Y in 2003 (AKY/03/12/134), and later annually approved by the National Multiregion Ethics Committee since 2007 (MEC07/19/EXP).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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