Background and Purpose-For Greece, information on incidence of stroke and distribution of type of stroke has not been reported.
We determined the incidence of first-ever stroke in men and women, the incidence of stroke by type, and the associated case fatality.
Methods-A population-based registry was established in the Arcadia province, located in eastern central Peloponessos, in the southern part of Greece.
Between November 1,1993, and October 31,1995, all subjects with a first-ever stroke were identified.
For case ascertainment, information from death certificates, hospital records, public health centers, and general practitioners was used.
During a 24-month period, 555 subjects with a first-ever stroke were registered.
The incidence rates (per 100 000) by age group (18 to 34,35 to 44,45 to 54,55 to 64,65 to 74,75 to 84, >=85 years) for men were 5,31,113,240,662,1275, and 3218, respectively.
For women, the rates were 11,18,48,196,478,1166, and 2137, respectively.
Age-and sex-standardized to the European population, the annual incidence rate for subjects aged 45 to 84 years was 319.4/100000 (95% Cl, 283 to 356).
In men, cerebral infarction was diagnosed in 81% of cases, intracerebral hemorrhage in 16%, and subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2%, For women, these figures were 85%, 12%, and 3%, respectively.
The 28-day case fatality rate was 26.6% (95% CI, 22.9% to 30.2%), with no differences between men and women. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Type, Mortalité, Grèce, Europe, Sud, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Pronostic, Adulte, Homme, Femelle, Mâle, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Type, Mortality, Greece, Europe, South, Incidence, Epidemiology, Prognosis, Adult, Human, Female, Male, 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 : 99-0131262
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 16/11/1999.