Background and Purpose Poland is a country with high morbidity and mortality rates from cardiovascular diseases.
No recent studies have evaluated the contribution of cerebrovascular diseases to this morbidity and mortality.
Our aim was to accurately determine stroke incidence rates in Warsaw, Poland.
Methods A 2-year prospective and population-based stroke registry was maintained for health care units 2 and 3 in Warsaw, Poland (population, 182 285).
Case subjects were ascertained by surveying hospital admissions, outpatient visits, and death certificates.
Results During the 2 years of the study (1991 to 1992), 633 cases of first-event strokes were registered, 462 of which were first ever in a lifetime.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Homme, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Pologne, Europe, Morbidité, Mortalité, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Varsovie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Human, Incidence, Epidemiology, Poland, Europe, Morbidity, Mortality, 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 : 94-0264523
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 199406.