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Brown School of Social Work

Date Submitted

Fall 12-9-2014



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Stroke is a multifaceted medical event that is caused by multiple levels of health, social, economic, and environmental determinants. This project examines socioeconomic mechanisms and data sharing policies were explored in Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair County to better understand the burden of stroke in the Metro East. The research aims to examine which socioeconomic determinants that significantly predict the likelihood that stroke patients from Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties will seek treatment in Illinois (N = 67 ZIP codes) and ti determine whether accounting for stroke cases treated in Missouri will significantly increase the incidence of stroke in the three Metro East counties.


Social Work


Metro East, Illinois

Stroke And State Borders: A Case Study of the Social and Physical Contextual Factors Influencing Stroke Burden in Metro East, IL
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