Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 19th, 2005
Higher stroke mortality in the United States has long been evidenced among blacks and residents of Southeastern states, the so-called Stroke Belt. The underlying causes of these regional and race difference in stroke risk were not clear.
Data from the 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System on 24 states/DC show that self-reported prevalence of stroke was higher in 10 southeastern states than in 14 other states/DC and...
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