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'Stroke Belt' deaths tied to non-traditional risk factors
Date:1/8/2009

ther stroke risk factors and their significance.

One detail that emerged in the Annals of Neurology study is that the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension was up to five percentage points higher in the Southeast. That means interventions to reduce geographic disparities in diabetes and hypertension including boosting diabetes screening rates and follow-up care could also reduce geographic disparities in stroke death, Howard said.


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University of Alabama at Birmingham
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