Poor neighborhood linked to poor heart attack survival

Orlando, Fla., Nov. 11 Living in a low-income neighborhood increases the risk of death after a heart attack, researchers reported today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2003.

"Patients living in neighborhoods with a high percentage of residents living below the poverty line had a death rate after heart attack 30 percent higher than those in the wealthiest neighborhoods," said lead author Cathryn Tonne, M.P.H., a doctoral candidate in environmental epidemiology at Harvard's School of Public Health in Boston, Mass.

The poverty line is an income threshold based on family size, age of children and income. In 1999, the poverty threshold for a family of four was $17,029 per year.

Researchers used data from the ongoing Worcester Heart Attack Study, a community-wide study of trends in the incidence and survival after heart attack among residents from Worcester, Mass.

The study includes 2,539 confirmed cases of heart attack collected in 1995, 1997 and 1999. About 58 percent of the patients were male and the average age was 69. About 74 percent were still alive at follow-up on Dec. 31, 2001.

Researchers divided income levels into five groups. The death rate after heart attack was higher for the 20 percent of patients living in the poorest neighborhoods.

The analysis adjusted for demographic characteristics, hospital discharge and other conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, a history of chest pain, heart failure and stroke.

The lack of local health clinics and low-cost healthful foods, and inadequate public space for physical activity may be some factors involved in the higher risk of death after heart attack among those living in poverty, Tonne said.

"The precise pathways by which poverty at the neighborhood level affects survival have not yet been identified, but residents of deprived neighborhoods may be of poorer overall health and experience more psychosocial factors like stress, social isolati

Contact: Carole Bullock
American Heart Association

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood may increase HIV risk
2. Rx pain medicines hard to find in pharmacies serving minority neighborhoods
3. The neighborhood matters: Packard Center scientists show cell environment is important in ALS
4. Its the neighborhood that matters in ALS, according to medical researchers
5. Minorities get different mental health care in rich neighborhoods
6. How your neighborhood affects your well-being
7. Study: quality of neighborhood tied to coronary heart disease
8. Bad neighborhoods can cause depression
9. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
10. Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
11. Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/9/2018)... COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 09, ... ... treatment, officially announces LegitScript certification. LegitScript is a new verification process that substance ... Longridge said, “Being LegitScript certified means we can reach more people to help.” ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... Thanks to the ... company’s independent distributors, customers, and employees, the newly established Isagenix Legacy Foundation ... $2 million goal. 100 percent of the donations will fund grants to nonprofit ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... 07, 2018 , ... Today Springfield Creamery added six new ... cream-on-top-style yogurts are made with milk from grass-fed cows who enjoy a diet ... acids. Nancy’s sources the milk from organic family-owned farms, all within 60 miles ...
(Date:8/3/2018)... ... ... On August 2, 2018 the JPML ordered that the Zostavax MDL be ... has been litigating Zostavax injuries since 2011. , On ... the thousands of people injured by Zostavax, a vaccine given to adults to prevent ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... 02, 2018 , ... Dr. Srini Pillay , best-selling author of ... people could care less, demonstrating a “whatever” attitude toward life, people, and situations around ... one often overlooked reason relates to being overworked. Called self-regulation depletion (SRD), this condition ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/9/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 09, 2018 , ... ... CBD Day with Charlotte-area company cbdMD named the exclusive sponsor. , “We’re honored ... exciting to see such public embrace for CBD on a national level,” said ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... August 07, 2018 , ... Commissioner Gottlieb’s FDA:, Analysis of First ... – 3:00 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/commissionergottliebsfda , Under Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, changes ... have benefited, some may have gotten hurt. , And Gottlieb is just getting started. ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... PLEASANTON, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Chief Executive Officer, today announced the appointment of Richard A. Stark to assume the role of Sanarus ... will apply his 20+ years of strategic development, marketing and sales experience in medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: