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Old 06-01-2007, 02:03 AM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Strokes are most common in Mississippi and other Southern states and least in Connecticut, according to a report providing the first U.S. state-by-state accounting of the third-leading cause of American deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, issued Thursday, also showed that black people are nearly twice as likely as whites to suffer a stroke, and better-educated people are far less likely to have one.

The findings were based on a survey of more than 350,000 Americans to estimate the percentage of people in all 50 states over age 18 who have had a non-fatal stroke. Nationwide, the figure was 2.6 percent, an estimated 5.8 million people. Similar trends have been found in studies of stroke mortality.

The prevalence of stroke ranged from 1.5 percent in Connecticut to 4.3 percent in Mississippi, the report found.

CDC: Heavy stroke burden in South - CNN.com (broken link)
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:32 AM
Location: in a house
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Bring on the livermush, red eye gravy, fried chicken, country fried steak, 'mater sandwich with Duke's mayo, biscuits, taters, 'nana pudding, and Cheerwine! ***dang it - when's dinner!***
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:12 AM
Location: NoVa
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Its true.... when you add the variables of your life....ie the foods you eat, over life, that and stress...

ever heard the term,"You're gonna stroke out one day!" I use the term at least 3x a week....only in lovenow, no one get upset here.
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