Low socioeconomic status associated with higher risk of second heart attack or stroke

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 05:01 in Health & Medicine

Low socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The study in nearly 30,000 patients with a prior heart attack found that the risk of a second event was 36 percent lower for those in the highest income quintile compared to the lowest and increased by 14 percent in divorced compared to married patients.

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