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The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus An International Perspective

Edited by

Jean-Marie Ekoe

Centre de Recherche CHUM, Montreal, Canada

Paul Zimmet

International Diabetes Institute, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia and

Rhys Williams

Nuffield Institute for Health, Leeds, UK Foreword by

Sir George Alberti

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The epidemiology of diabetes mellitus : an international perspective / edited by Jean-Marie Ekoe, Paul Zimmet, Rhys Williams. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-471-97448-X (cased)

1. Diabetes-Epidemiology. I. Ekoe, J.M. II. Zimmet, Paul. III. Williams, D.R.R. (David Robert Rhys)

RA645.D5 E654 2001

614.5 '9462—dc21 00-069341

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