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Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Casper , M.L. and Denny , C.H. and Coolidge , J.N. and Williams , G.I. and Crowell , A. and Galloway , J.M. and Cobb , N. (2005) Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indian Health Service, Atlanta, GA.

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Abstract

As the nation's prevention agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke, which are the first and third leading causes of death and major contributors to disability in the United States. These two cardiovascular diseases are largely preventable, and targeted public health efforts can help reduce their impact. The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives is the fourth in a series of CDC atlases related to cardiovascular disease. However, it is the first to focus on geographic patterns of heart disease and stroke mortality and risk factors for a specific racial/ethnic group in the United States. The Atlas provides insights into the geographic disparities in heart disease and stroke experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives. The maps present county–by–county heart disease and stroke mortality rates, as well as state–specific prevalences of eight major risk factors for heart disease and stroke.


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Item Type: Book
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors
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    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2011 16:50
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2011 16:50
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2968

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