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J Hum Hypertens. 1996 Sep;10 Suppl 3:S93-4.

Risk factors leading to coronary heart disease among the black, Indian and white peoples of Durban.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Natal, Medical School, Durban, South Africa.


This paper compares and contrasts the important risk factors which may predispose to coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Black, Indian and White peoples of Durban. CHD is very common the Whites and Indians in South Africa. In contrast CHD is still uncommon in the Blacks of South Africa. Indians living in South Africa have a higher prevalence of CHD compared to Indians in India.

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