Traditional risk factors as the underlying cause of racial disparities in stroke: Lessons from the half-full (empty?) glass Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Health Status Disparities
  • Stroke

abstract

  • Between ages 45 to 65 years, approximately half of the racial disparity in stroke risk is attributable to traditional risk factors (primarily systolic blood pressure) and socioeconomic factors, suggesting a critical need to understand the disparity in the development of these traditional risk factors. Because half of the excess stroke risk in blacks is not attributable to traditional risk factors and socioeconomic factors, differential impact of risk factors, residual confounding, or nontraditional risk factors may also play a role.

publication date

  • December 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3226886

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.625277

PubMed ID

  • 21960581

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3369

end page

  • 75

volume

  • 42

number

  • 12