Is There a Stroke Belt in China and Why?

@article{Xu2013IsTA,
  title={Is There a Stroke Belt in China and Why?},
  author={Gelin Xu and Min-min Ma and Xinfeng Liu and G. Hankey},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={1775–1783}
}
Background and Purpose— In 1960s, a stroke belt with high stroke mortality was discovered in the southeast United States. In China, where stroke is the leading cause of death, we aimed to determine whether a focal region of high stroke incidence (stroke belt) exits and, if so, the possible causal and modifiable factors. Methods— We systematically reviewed all studies of stroke incidence in China between 1980 and 2010, and included those which met our criteria for a high-quality study. Criteria… Expand
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