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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence and mortality trends in stroke events among persons 25 to 74 years of age in Finland during 1983 to 1997. METHODS The population-based FINSTROKE register recorded 5650 new strokes among persons 25 to 74 years of age in 2 geographical areas of Finland: 2770 in the Kuopio area(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It has been shown that low socioeconomic status is associated with death from stroke. More-detailed data have, however, remained scanty. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association of socioeconomic status with ischemic stroke. Besides mortality, we analyzed the incidence, case-fatality ratio, and prognosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with increased coronary heart disease mortality rates. There are, however, very little data on the relation of SES to the incidence, recurrence, and prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI) events. METHODS AND RESULTS The FINMONICA MI Register recorded detailed information on all MI events among men(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine socioeconomic differences in case fatality and prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI) events, and to estimate the contributions of incidence and case fatality to socioeconomic differences in coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. DESIGN A population-based MI register study. METHODS The FINMONICA MI Register recorded all MI events(More)
We examined the association of socioeconomic status (SES) with the incidence, mortality and case fatality of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). During 1982-1992, 909 ICH events were registered among persons aged 25-74 years. Taxable income was used as an indicator of SES. It was stratified into three categories: low, middle and high. The age-standardized(More)
AIMS As a response to changing diagnostic tools of myocardial infarction (MI), new case definitions for acute coronary events were published in 2003 as the American Heart Association Scientific Statement. We assessed the new definition in hospitalized patients in a large population-based MI register study. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified all suspected(More)
BACKGROUND Out-of-hospital deaths constitute the majority of all coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths and are therefore of considerable public health significance. METHODS AND RESULTS We used population-based myocardial infarction register data to examine trends in out-of-hospital CHD deaths in Finland during 1983 to 1997. We included in out-of-hospital(More)
The incidence and case fatality of stroke from 1983 to 1985 from the community-based stroke register of the FINMONICA study in Finland were compared with the corresponding rates in the hospital-based register of Akita in Japan collected during 1984-1986. The comparability of the two registers was assessed, and case fatality was compared only in hospitalized(More)
The Turku Stroke Register included stroke events at all ages during the years 1982-1992. The incidence of stroke declined in all age groups, even in the oldest one. An even steeper decline was observed in mortality from stroke. Ischemic strokes contributed most to the observed decline, while subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage showed mainly flat(More)
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