Reassessing the Stroke Belt: Using Small Area Spatial Statistics to Identify Clusters of High Stroke Mortality in the United States.

@article{Karp2016ReassessingTS,
  title={Reassessing the Stroke Belt: Using Small Area Spatial Statistics to Identify Clusters of High Stroke Mortality in the United States.},
  author={David N Karp and Catherine S Wolff and Douglas J. Wiebe and Charles Branas and Brendan G. Carr and M. T. Mullen},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={1939-42}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The stroke belt is described as an 8-state region with high stroke mortality across the southeastern United States. Using spatial statistics, we identified clusters of high stroke mortality (hot spots) and adjacent areas of low stroke mortality (cool spots) for US counties and evaluated for regional differences in county-level risk factors. METHODS A cross-sectional study of stroke mortality was conducted using Multiple Cause of Death data (Centers for Disease Control… CONTINUE READING
Related Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 46 times. VIEW TWEETS

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…