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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2016, Article ID 7479357, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7479357
Review Article

Women in Saudi Arabia and the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Systematic Review

1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
2Department of Pharmacy, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Critical Care, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Received 9 May 2016; Revised 9 August 2016; Accepted 23 August 2016

Academic Editor: Stephen Leeder

Copyright © 2016 Mashael K. Alshaikh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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