Heart Failure Risk Linked To Socioeconomic Factors

Socioeconomic factors in low-income areas may significantly predict heart failure risk beyond individual health factors and socioeconomic status. Socioeconomic deprivation is a clustering of neighborhood-level variables of wealth, education, occupation and housing patterns. These factors were compared to heart failure rates among 27,078 middle-aged whites and African-Americans from the Southeastern states.

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