Regional and racial differences among stroke victims in the United States.

@article{Roccella1989RegionalAR,
  title={Regional and racial differences among stroke victims in the United States.},
  author={Edward J. Roccella and Claude Lenfant},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={12 12 Suppl 4},
  pages={IV18-22}
}
Examination of the 1980 age-adjusted mortality data by geographic region shows that death rates for black males and females are higher in the Southeast than in other parts of the United States. The reason for these higher death rates was sought by examining the NHANES II data. The prevalence of hypertension among black females was significantly higher in the Southeast (44%) than in all other regions (34%). The prevalence of hypertension among males, both black and white, and among white females… CONTINUE READING