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Stroke Research and Treatment
Volume 2011, Article ID 383012, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/383012
Research Article

Stroke Mortality, Clinical Presentation and Day of Arrival: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

1Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3526, USA
2Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson 85711, USA

Received 24 January 2011; Accepted 7 March 2011

Academic Editor: G. J. Hankey

Copyright © 2011 Emily C. O'Brien et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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