Background and Purpose Population-based studies are crucial for identifying explanations for the decline in mortality from stroke and for generating strategies for public health policy.
However, they present particular methodological difficulties, and comparability between them is generally poor.
In this article we compare the incidence and case fatality of stroke as assessed by two independent well-designed incidence studies.
Methods Two registers of acute cerebrovascular events were compiled in the geographically defined metropolitan areas of Auckland, New Zealand (population 945 369), during 1991-1992 for 12 months and Perth, Australia (population 138 708), during 1989-1990 for 18 months.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Homme, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Australasie, Océanie, Mortalité, Nouvelle Zélande, Etude comparative, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Auckland, Perth
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Human, Incidence, Epidemiology, Australasia, Oceania, Mortality, New Zealand, Comparative study, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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