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Term: Cardiovascular Comorbidity

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Using the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification, persons were classified by increased level of cardiovascular comorbidity on the basis of receiving at least one medication for the following categories of conditions: cardiovascular; cardiovascular and nervous system; cardiovascular, nervous and alimentary tract system; and cardiovascular, nervous, alimentary tract and musculoskeletal system. All persons with at least one prescription for a cardiovascular system drug were selected and then placed in the above mutually exclusive categories. The remainder of persons was classified as not receiving treatment for cardiovascular conditions.

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