Geographic variation in stroke risk in the United States. Region, urbanization, and hypertension in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

@article{Obisesan2000GeographicVI,
  title={Geographic variation in stroke risk in the United States. Region, urbanization, and hypertension in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.},
  author={Thomas O. Obisesan and C. Michelangeli Vargas and Richard Frank Gillum},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          19-25
        }
}
BACKGROUND In the United States, stroke mortality is higher in the south than in other regions. Hypertension is the main risk factor for stroke among older adults; however, few studies have examined group-specific regional and urbanization differences in hypertension prevalence. METHODS Data from the Third National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988 to 1994, were analyzed to calculate the prevalence of hypertension (systolic >140 mm Hg and/or diastolic >90 mm Hg and… CONTINUE READING

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