Sposato L, Grimaud O.  Neighborhood socioeconomic status and stroke mortality: Disentangling individual and area effects. Neurology 2013

Neighborhood socioeconomic status and stroke mortality: Disentangling individual and area effects.

Autores Sposato L, Grimaud O. 
Año 2013
Journal  Sposato L, Grimaud O. 
Volumen 81:938-9
Abstract  Socioeconomic status (SES) is a multidimensional concept comprising a variety of interacting factors that influence health in a dynamic manner over the entire lifespan. When looking at its association with health, the quasi-universal pattern is that of increasing level of morbidity as SES decreases, and stroke is no exception.(1,2) In the last 3 decades evidence has accumulated showing how both individual and neighborhood SES independently affect stroke incidence.(3-6) A combination of adverse lifestyle factors, detrimental physical and social environments, and perhaps lower access to primary health care are likely to contribute to this excess risk. Several studies, including that of Brown et al.(7) in this issue of Neurology(®), have looked at survival poststroke as a function of SES. This question is of importance; are the consequences of stroke also borne disproportionately by the poor the way that stroke occurrence is?
Otra información  En esta Editorial, los Dres. Sposato y Grimaud discuten el innovador y sofisticado diseño del estudio que demuestra que el “barrio” marcador de status socioeconómico tiene un impacto directo per se sobre la salud y que este impacto es independiente de factores que anteriormente se consideraba como responsables de esta asociación, como el acceso a la salud, acceso a dieta sana, acceso a parques y áreas de recreación.