Country Victorians at highest risk of STEMI
An analysis of state health data, released today, shows a widening gap between the city and the country.
The top 10 areas at highest risk for cardiac events are all in regional communities, the study says.
The list was compiled by the Heart Foundation from five years of hospitalisation records linked to each local government area.
At the top of the STEMI risk list is the Central Goldfields, taking in the country