Navigation Links
Living in poor neighborhood a risk factor for out-of-hospital cardiac death
Date:9/20/2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio People living in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk of dying of heart disease outside a hospital than are people who live in wealthier neighborhoods, research suggests.

The researchers analyzed the association between neighborhoods of differing socioeconomic status and out-of-hospital deaths caused by coronary heart disease in four U.S. communities between 1992 and 2002. In each community, and among whites and African Americans, those living in the poorer neighborhoods had a higher risk for these deaths.

Neighborhood socioeconomic status can be determined by a number of measures, generally including residents' household or family income, education levels and occupations.

The data were obtained from a national study monitoring the risk of heart disease in four communities: Washington County, Md.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Jackson, Miss.; and Forsyth County, N.C.

According to the American Heart Association, almost 80 percent of cardiac arrests that take place outside a hospital occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. Yet only 6.4 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive. Almost 60 percent of the deaths examined in this study were classified as sudden cardiac deaths.

Though the study did not examine the reasons for the differing levels of risk, previous research has suggested that health disparities based on socioeconomic status typically relate to differing levels of access to health care, the presence or absence of environmental stressors, and the level of social support among neighborhood residents.

"From a public health perspective, it's useful to monitor these associations over time to see what's happening," said Randi Foraker, an assistant professor of epidemiology and cardiovascular medicine at Ohio State University and lead author of the study. "Perhaps there's something on a community level that could be done to help reverse those trends and take those inequities aw
'/>"/>

Contact: Randi Foraker
rforaker@cph.osu.edu
614-292-9916
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. African-American men living in poor sunlight areas at risk for vitamin D deficiency
2. Mammograms on the rise for foreign-born women living in the US
3. Healthy Living Can Cut Chances of Developing Diabetes
4. Study confirms that living with a smoker increases absenteeism in school children
5. What You Eat Affects Viruses Living in the Gut: Study
6. Patients are living longer with ICDs, but pacing impacts survival rates
7. Yale researchers use genetic code to engineer a living protein
8. Bubble Boy Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study
9. New TB vaccine enters proof-of-concept trial in people living with HIV
10. Minimal scar techniques in living donors for kidney transplant
11. Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/20/2014)... in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. ... Children,s Hospital San Francisco. , As reported in the ... provider prescription behaviors to promote the use of better ... "Despite strong evidence against the use of codeine in ... numbers of them each year," said Sunitha Kaiser, MD, ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... group of scientists from the University of Kentucky ... Aging has found interesting new information in a ... disease (PD). , Published in the journal ... cognitive function in depressed and non-depressed patients with ... used to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson,s disease ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy ... long known to be essential for the fast transmission ... not as ubiquitous as thought, according to a new ... Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the University,s Department of ... Jeff Lichtman, of Harvard,s Department of Molecular and Cellular ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... (Seattle, WA April 18, 2014) Benaroya Research ... to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic ... and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have ... protein can shrink tumors by 60 - 80 percent ... to the lung. The $1.8 million five-year grant comes ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... . A ... A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire ... Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche Vasculaire Translationnelle (INSERM/Universits Paris ... principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions of nanoparticles can ... tissues. This easy-to-use gluing method has been tested on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UCSF study finds codeine often prescribed to children, despite available alternatives 2Health News:Treating depression in PD patients: New research 2Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 2Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 3Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 3
... Centerplate, the hospitality partner to North America,s ... with the Capital Improvement Board (CIB) that its ... Stadium to immediately address all known food safety ... model of operational excellence and exceeds all Health ...
... cancer patients with specific changes in the cancer genome ... after standard treatment compared to patients without these changes, ... 13 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics . ... steps in the progression of the disease towards an ...
... Minn., Nov. 12 Here are highlights from the ... You may cite this publication as often as you ... attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for ... editorial policies permit: Visit www.bookstore.mayoclinic.com ...
... GROVE, Wis., Nov. 12 Compirion ... has been awarded contracts with three hospitals nationwide. They ... Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, Kentucky; and Covenant Healthcare in ... improve process efficiencies and financials in the ...
... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 12 Healthcare Trust of America, ... trust, announced the execution of a Purchase and Sale ... located in Spartanburg, South Carolina for approximately $16,250,000. The ... of conditions. , The approximate 108,500 SF Mary Black ...
... Performance Symposium will take place on November 16th at ... Centrale), Milan Central Station. , http://www.mindroom.com/detailinside.php?id=1 ... benefits that the application of Neuroscience Research can bring ... Modern approaches of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback will be discussed ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Centerplate and the Capital Improvement Board Investigating Food Safety Violations at Lucas Oil Stadium to Ensure Highest Standards Achieved and Operational Excellence 2Health News:November 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Reducing Cancer Risk, Tips to Reduce Flatulence and Eating Nuts for Heart Health 2Health News:November 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Reducing Cancer Risk, Tips to Reduce Flatulence and Eating Nuts for Heart Health 3Health News:November 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Reducing Cancer Risk, Tips to Reduce Flatulence and Eating Nuts for Heart Health 4Health News:November 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Reducing Cancer Risk, Tips to Reduce Flatulence and Eating Nuts for Heart Health 5Health News:Compirion Healthcare Solutions Wins Consulting Contracts With Three Hospitals 2Health News:Compirion Healthcare Solutions Wins Consulting Contracts With Three Hospitals 3Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire a 108,500 SF Medical Office Building Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina 2Health News:Peak Performance, Neurofeedback and Biofeedback: New Frontiers of Empowerment From, and In, Sport 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... WORTH, Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. ... Dermatology Achievement Award" from the Journal of Drugs ... Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, ... Florida . The ODAC ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  In an unprecedented effort to curb the spread of "superbugs" such ... vehicles, an advanced and portable UV germicidal lamp manufactured by MRSA-UV ... In order to prevent EMS paramedics and transport ... West Palm Beach Fire Rescue is the first in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose ... , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, ... Annual Equity Conference. Mr. Doman will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
... May 11 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved ... 1g and 2g Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP in ... , , ... , , ...
... HAYWARD, Calif. and Buffalo Grove, Ill. , May 11 ... Alma Lasers, Inc. today announced that they have reached an agreement resolving lawsuits ... , , ... in the U.S. District Court in Delaware by Alma Lasers ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves Cefepime for Use In B. Braun's DUPLEX(R) System 2FDA Approves Cefepime for Use In B. Braun's DUPLEX(R) System 3Solta Medical and Alma Lasers Resolve Patent Lawsuits 2Solta Medical and Alma Lasers Resolve Patent Lawsuits 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: