Global stroke statistics

  • Amanda G Thrift, Tharshanah Thayabaranathan, George Howard, Virginia J Howard, Peter M Rothwell, Valery L Feigin, Bo Norrving, Geoffrey A Donnan, Dominique A Cadilhac
  • International Journal of Stroke, January 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1747493016676285

Global stroke epidemiology

What is it about?

This article provides the most recent data on the incidence, case-fatality and mortality from stroke in different countries, and highlights countries where these data are missing. It also provides details of the growing trend for national registries to provide estimates for the burden of stroke in lieu of community-based incidence studies.

Why is it important?

This information is important for setting the agenda for prevention and health care, as well as providing a useful resource for health care and related professions.

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