Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 28th, 2001
For several decades epidemiologists reported that deaths from stroke were 40% higher along a wide geographic region that extends across the Southeast, the so-called "Stroke Belt." New data suggest the belt may be shifting, with the Deep South (Mississippi and Alabama) dropping out while Oregon, Washington and Arkansas are poised to replace them.
Yet racial disparities are still in place. The latest analysis...
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