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Research Letter
June 7, 2017

Trends in Cardiovascular Health of US Adults by Income, 2005-2014

Author Affiliations
  • 1Aledade Inc, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 3Health Research and Educational Trust, Chicago, Illinois
  • 4Center for Healthcare Advancement and Outcomes, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida
  • 5Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale–New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
JAMA Cardiol. Published online June 7, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.1654

Cardiovascular outcomes vary by income level, contributing to persistent health disparities.13 Accordingly, during the last decade, the United States has increasingly focused on efforts to reduce the disproportionate burden of underlying cardiovascular risk factors in low-income populations.4,5 Yet it is unknown whether differences in cardiovascular risk factors between low- and high-income populations have narrowed. Such insight is critical for guiding national policy and performance improvement campaigns.

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