Several different investigators have reported increased stroke mortality in the southeastern United States, leading to the introduction of the term « Stroke Belt. » The results presented here from the Veterans Administration Hypertension Screening and Treatment Program (HSTP) demonstrate an increased all-cause mortality among hypertensive patients seen in HSTP clinics in the southeastern United States when compared with similar patients from other HSTP clinics.
Several different groupings of southeastern states were examined and compared with nine states west of the Mississippi River.
A total of 11 936 male veterans, 5737 of whom were black, were identified as hypertensive during 1974-1976 in 32 HSTP clinics.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mortalité, Etude comparative, Etude régionale, Région, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Complication, Accident cérébrovasculaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Human, United States, North America, America, Mortality, Comparative study, Regional study, Region, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Complication, Stroke, Cardiovascular disease, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0328531
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 199406.