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Social determinants of common metabolic risk factors (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high body mass index and high waist-hip ratio) of major non-communicable diseases in South Asia region: a systematic review protocol

  • Sudesh Raj Sharma1, 3Email author,
  • Shiva Raj Mishra1Email author,
  • Kusum Wagle1, 2,
  • Rachel Page3,
  • Anna Matheson3,
  • Danielle Lambrick4,
  • James Faulkner5,
  • David Lounsbury6 and
  • Abhinav Vaidya7
Systematic Reviews20176:183

Received: 22 May 2017

Accepted: 29 August 2017

Published: 7 September 2017

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Original Submission
22 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shannon Robalino
13 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sudesh Raj Sharma
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
7 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0576-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nepal Development Society, Kathmandu, Nepal
James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
College of Health, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
University of Winchester, Winchester, UK
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA
Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal