High Risk of Stroke Among People Living in Poor Areas

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM Research News
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A recent insight has revealed that the risk of stroke is 70% higher among those living in poor areas. Further, such people are also prone to suffer strokes at a much younger age as compared to people living in affluent neighbourhoods.
High Risk of Stroke Among People Living in Poor Areas
High Risk of Stroke Among People Living in Poor Areas

It is important to know that close to one-fifth of strokes can be prevented by just improving the economic status of people.

Dr. Emma Heeley, team leader of the study, said, "Our analysis provides evidence that people living in areas that are relatively more deprived in socioeconomic terms experience higher rates of stroke. This may be explained by a higher prevalence of risk factors among these populations, such as hypertension, diabetes and cigarette smoking. Effective preventative measures in the more deprived areas of the community could substantially reduce rates of stroke."



Source: Medindia

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