Trends in stroke risk factors in the United States.

  title={Trends in stroke risk factors in the United States.},
  author={Millicent W Higgins and Thomas Thom},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={3 5},
Favorable trends in risk factors have contributed to the decline in stroke mortality. Risk factors for stroke include older age, male sex, black race, low socioeconomic status, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, certain medications, cigarette smoking, alcohol, and diet. Improvements in economic and living conditions may have contributed to the… CONTINUE READING