Prevalence of hypertension by duration and age at exposure to the stroke belt.


Geographic variation in hypertension is hypothesized as contributing to the stroke belt, an area in the southeastern United States with high stroke mortality. No study has examined hypertension by lifetime exposure to the stroke belt. This association was studied in 19,385 participants in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jash.2010.02.001

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