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The contribution of risk factors to stroke differentials, by socioeconomic position in adulthood: the Renfrew/Paisley Study

Hart, C.L., Hole, D.J., and Davey Smith, G. (2000) The contribution of risk factors to stroke differentials, by socioeconomic position in adulthood: the Renfrew/Paisley Study. American Journal of Public Health, 90 (11). pp. 1788-1791. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated stroke differentials by socioeconomic position in adulthood. METHODS: The relation of risk of stroke to deprivation category and social class was assessed among 6955 men and 7992 women who were aged 45 to 64 years and had been screened in 1972 to 1976. RESULTS: A total of 594 men and 677 women had a hospital admission for stroke or died from stroke. There were large differences in stroke by deprivation category or social class. Adjustment for risk factors (smoking, blood pressure, height, respiratory function, body mass index, cholesterol, diabetes, and preexisting heart disease) attenuated these differences. CONCLUSIONS: Risk factors for stroke can explain some of the socioeconomic differences in stroke risk. Women living in the most deprived areas seem particularly at risk of stroke.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:blood pressure, smoking, social classes, socioeconomic factors
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hart, Dr Carole and Davey Smith, Prof George and Hole, Prof David
Authors: Hart, C.L., Hole, D.J., and Davey Smith, G.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Research Group:Midspan
Journal Name:American Journal of Public Health
Publisher:American Public Health Association
ISSN:0090-0036

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