Regional differences in African Americans' high risk for stroke: the remarkable burden of stroke for Southern African Americans.

@article{Howard2007RegionalDI,
  title={Regional differences in African Americans' high risk for stroke: the remarkable burden of stroke for Southern African Americans.},
  author={George Howard and Darwin R. Labarthe and Jianfang Hu and Sarah Yoon and Virginia J. Howard},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={689-96}
}
PURPOSE The stroke mortality rate for African Americans aged 45 to 64 years is 3 to 4 times higher than for whites of the same age, with a decreasing black-to-white mortality ratio with increasing age. There is also a "STROKE BELT" with higher stroke mortality in the southeastern United States. This study assesses if there are also geographic variations in the magnitude of the excess stroke mortality for African Americans. METHODS The age- and sex-specific black-to-white mortality ratio was… CONTINUE READING
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