stroke buckle

A popular term for 3 southern states—North and South Carolina and Georgia—with extremely high stroke mortality rates

stroke buckle

Epidemiology A popular term for 3 southern states–the Carolinas and Georgia, with an extremely high stroke mortality rate. See Stroke belt.
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In addition, a stroke buckle along the coastal plain of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia has a 40% higher mortality rate.
The study found that people in the stroke buckle were 17 percent less likely to meet the recommendations than those in the rest of the country, the AAN said.