State-by-state variations in cardiac rehabilitation participation are associated with educational attainment, income, and program availability.

@article{Gaalema2014StatebystateVI,
  title={State-by-state variations in cardiac rehabilitation participation are associated with educational attainment, income, and program availability.},
  author={Diann E. Gaalema and Stephen T. Higgins and Donald S. Shepard and Jose Antonio Suaya and Patrick D Savage and Philip A. Ades},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={248-54}
}
PURPOSE Wide geographic variations in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) participation in the United States have been demonstrated but are not well understood. Socioeconomic factors such as educational attainment are robust predictors of many health-related behaviors, including smoking, obesity, physical activity, substance abuse, and cardiovascular disease. We investigated potential associations between state-level differences in educational attainment, other socioeconomic factors, CR program… CONTINUE READING

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