Study objective-To develop a community based stroke register to assess the magnitude of the problem of stroke in an entire health district in a high risk area for stroke.
Design-Community based stroke register from general practice data.
Setting-East Lancashire Health Authority with a 1995 population of 534 287.
Patient-The stroke register was developed and maintained for one calendar year in East Lancashire between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 1995.
Efforts were made to include all patients who had a stroke during this period from participating general practices, using several sources of referral.
Main results-Of the district's 118 general practices, 93 (79%) participated fully, covering a population of 405 272.
A total of 932 strokes, including 642 first ever cases, were cross checked and confirmed, with only 50% from any single source, mainly the practices.
The total stroke incidence rate was 1.60 per 1000 per year, adjusted for the England and Wales 1991 census population.
The rate increased considerably with age from 0.8811000 for ages 50-54 to 20.5611000 for ages 85-89 years.
From 50-74 years, the age specific incidence was higher in men, but overall it was higher in women (1.87 ; 95% confidence interval 1.67,2.04 per 1000) than in men (1.31 ; 1.15,1.47 per 1000), and slightly lower than in Oxford a decade earlier.
The rate also varied in different localities, with higher rates in the central towns of Hyndburn (2.051 1000), Blackburn (1.6311000), and Burnley (1. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Registre, Enregistrement, Variation géographique, Incidence, Homme, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Register, Recording, Geographical variation, Incidence, Human, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, 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 : 97-0515344
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 13/02/1998.