Neighborhood disparities in stroke and myocardial infarction mortality: a GIS and spatial scan statistics approach

  title={Neighborhood disparities in stroke and myocardial infarction mortality: a GIS and spatial scan statistics approach},
  author={Ashley Shancy Pedigo and Tim Aldrich and Agricola Odoi},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are serious public health burdens in the US. These burdens vary by geographic location with the highest mortality risks reported in the southeastern US. While these disparities have been investigated at state and county levels, little is known regarding disparities in risk at lower levels of geography, such as neighborhoods. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate spatial patterns of stroke and MI mortality risks in the East… CONTINUE READING
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