Stroke buckle | definition of stroke buckle by Medical dictionary
A popular term for 3 southern states—North and South Carolina and Georgia—with extremely high stroke mortality rates
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stroke buckle Epidemiology A popular term for 3 southern states–the Carolinas and Georgia, with an extremely high stroke mortality rate. See Stroke belt.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
An even deadlier "Stroke Buckle
" exists along that region's coastline, where deaths from strokes are twice the national average, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.