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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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.