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Does the Mediterranean paradox extend to abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Does the Mediterranean paradox extend to abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Konrad Jamrozika, Carole A Spencera, Michael M Lawrence-Brownb and Paul E Normanc a Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia. b Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia. c University Department of Surgery, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia. Konrad Jamrozik, Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College School of Medicine, Reynolds Building, St Dunstan’s Road, London W6 8RP, UK. E-mail: konrad{at}ic.ac.uk’ + u + ‘@’ + d + ”//–> Abstract Background We sought to test, in men undergoing ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in Western Australia, clinical impressions that the prevalence of AAA is high in Dutch migrants and low in migrants from Mediterranean countries. Methods In a population-based trial, men undergoing screening for AAA completed a questionnaire covering their place of birth, smoking habits and consumption of alcohol, mea

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