Background and Purpose Stroke has been the second leading cause of death for all ages in Taiwan since 1983.
However, despite the severity of the threat, stroke prevalence in Taiwan has not yet been addressed in a nationwide survey.
In this study, the stroke prevalence in Taiwan was investigated using data from the 1994 National Health Interview Survey.
Methods This nationwide survey sought to obtain a nationally representative sample of households in Taiwan by using three-stage stratified random sampling with a probability proportional to size.
In the first stage, 58 townships were selected, from the 359 townships in Taiwan, according to their administrative structure and level of socioeconomic development.
In the second stage, 149 basic administrative regions (tsun or li) were selected from the selected 58 townships.
Finally, 3814 households were selected from the 149 selected tsuns or.
(is. Field interviews were carried out between October 1994 and December 1994. Follow-up interviews with families of stroke patients were made 2 years later. Results Of the selected households 3119, or 81.8%, responded. A total of 11 925 persons were interviewed, and 71 of them were stroke patients, with a crude point prevalence rate of 5.95 per 1000. The stroke prevalence increased steadily with age, from 0.51 per 1000 in persons aged 35 to 44 years to 113.6 per 1000 in persons aged 85 years or over. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Type, Taiwan, Asie, Age, Mortalité, Variation géographique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Type, Taiwan, Asia, Age, Mortality, Geographical variation, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0437985
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 19/12/1997.