Regional differences in diabetes as a possible contributor to the geographic disparity in stroke mortality: the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke Study.

@article{Voeks2008RegionalDI,
  title={Regional differences in diabetes as a possible contributor to the geographic disparity in stroke mortality: the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke Study.},
  author={Jenifer H. Voeks and Leslie A. McClure and Rodney C. P. Go and Ronald J. Prineas and Mary Cushman and Brett M. Kissela and Jeffrey M. Roseman},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={1675-80}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diabetes and hypertension impart approximately the same increased relative risk for stroke, although hypertension has a larger population-attributable risk because of its higher population prevalence. With a growing epidemic of obesity and associated increasing prevalence of diabetes that disproportionately impacts the southeastern Stroke Belt states, any potential contribution of diabetes to the geographic disparity in stroke mortality will only increase. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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