Demographic and environmental factors explain between-county disparities in premature stroke mortality in the US

Takeaway

  • Many stroke-related deaths in the US occur away from stroke units with the highest between-county disparities occurring from stokes with unknown cause.

Why this matters

    By identifying the factors associated with premature stroke mortality and between-county disparities, this important study provides valuable information on how more equitable health outcomes could be achieved. The findings highlight the need to tailor strategies to address premature stroke at the county-level and implementing special interventions for counties with the worst outcomes.