Cardiovascular outcomes vary by income level, contributing to persistent health disparities.1- 3 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.
Beckman AL, Herrin J, Nasir K, Desai NR, Spatz ES. Trends in Cardiovascular Health of US Adults by Income, 2005-2014. JAMA Cardiol. Published online June 07, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.1654