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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)
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)
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)
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