Is the 'stroke belt' worn from childhood?: risk of first stroke and state of residence in childhood and adulthood.

@article{Glymour2007IsT,
  title={Is the 'stroke belt' worn from childhood?: risk of first stroke and state of residence in childhood and adulthood.},
  author={M Maria M Glymour and Mauricio Avendano and Lisa F. Berkman},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={2415-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Most Stroke Belt studies define exposure based on residence at stroke onset. We assessed whether residence in the Stroke Belt during childhood confers extra stroke risk in adulthood, even among people who left the region. METHODS Stroke-free Health and Retirement Study participants (n=18 070) followed up (average, 8.4 years) for first stroke (1452 events) were classified as living in 1 of 7 Stroke Belt states in childhood or at study enrollment (average age, 63 years… CONTINUE READING