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Stroke — for poorer not richer

Martin Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (1): 3.

It has long been known that poverty has a negative impact on health. In this issue of the Journal, Heeley and colleagues show that people living in socioeconomically deprived areas in Australia and New Zealand experience higher rates of stroke. They tend to be younger, more likely to have hypertension and diabetes and, not surprisingly, are more likely to smoke.

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  • Martin Van Der Weyden

  • The Medical Journal of Australia

Correspondence: akatelaris@ampco.com.au

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