Table 2

Percentages or means for each of the baseline residence, health behavior, and disease stroke risk factors overall and by stroke classification.

Risk Factors

All Subjects

N = 5511

Non-Stroke Subjects

N = 4966

Stroke Sensitivity Cases

N = 545

Stroke Specificity Cases

N = 374


Residence Characteristics

Population over 1,000,000

47%

47%

46%

51%

Region of the US

Northeast

22%

23%

21%

24%

North Central

27%

26%

29%

28%

West

18%

19%

14%

13%

South (RG)

33%

32%

36%

35%

Type of Residence

Multiple Story Home

39%

39%

45%

47%

Mobile Home

6%

7%

6%

5%

Single Story Non-mobile (RG)

53%

54%

49%

48%

Health Behaviors

Body Mass

Obese

14%

13%

18%

20%

Overweight

36%

37%

34%

35%

Normal (RG)

46%

46%

44%

43%

Underweight

4%

4%

4%

2%

Smoking History

Former Smoker

42%

42%

40%

40%

Current Smoker

10%

10%

8%

7%

Never Smoked (RG)

48%

48%

52%

53%

Drinking History

3 or more drinks/day

2%

2%

1%

2%

1 – 2 drinks/day

9%

9%

8%

9%

Less than 1 drink/day (RG)

89%

89%

91%

89%

Disease History

Angina

9%

9%

10%

10%

Arthritis

25%

25%

25%

24%

Cancer

13%

13%

11%

13%

Diabetes

12%

12%

19%

21%

Heart Attack

7%

7%

8%

8%

Heart Disease

29%

28%

34%

32%

Hip Fracture

5%

5%

5%

5%

Hypertension

46%

45%

53%

55%

Lung Disease

9%

10%

8%

7%

Psych. Problems

7%

7%

7%

6%

Stroke

10%

9%

16%

14%

4 or more of the above conditions

12%

11%

15%

15%

Hospitalized in past year

23%

22%

26%

24%

Visited a Doctor in the past year

0 – 1 time (RG)

23%

23%

20%

20%

2 – 3 times

28%

28%

26%

28%

4 – 5 times

20%

20%

21%

18%

6 or more times

28%

28%

33%

34%


Wolinsky et al. BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-9-17

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