[A cohort study on the difference of stroke incidence between urban and rural populations and related influential factors].


A longitudinal prospective study was carried out in a cohort of 1 809 persons aged 35 to 74 at entry, including 778 subjects from urban and 1 031 from rural areas. The average annual age-adjusted incidence of stroke was 95.7/10(4) in urban group during a 15-year-period from 1979 to 1994, which was significantly lower than that in rural areas (183.1/10(4… (More)


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