Stroke disparities in older Americans: is wealth a more powerful indicator of risk than income and education?

@article{Avendano2008StrokeDI,
  title={Stroke disparities in older Americans: is wealth a more powerful indicator of risk than income and education?},
  author={Mauricio Avendano and M Maria M Glymour},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={1533-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study examines the independent effect of wealth, income, and education on stroke and how these disparities evolve throughout middle and old age in a representative cohort of older Americans. METHODS Stroke-free participants in the Health and Retirement Study (n=19,565) were followed for an average of 8.5 years. Total wealth, income, and education assessed at baseline were used in Cox proportional hazards models to predict time to stroke. Separate models were… CONTINUE READING