A study of weekly and seasonal variation of stroke onset.

  title={A study of weekly and seasonal variation of stroke onset.},
  author={Hongbing Wang and Michikazu Sekine and Xiaoli Chen and Sadanobu Kagamimori},
  journal={International journal of biometeorology},
  volume={47 1},
A registry based study was conducted to assess the variation in first-onset stroke with weekdays and seasons, in relation to the effects of age. Between 1 December 1991 and 30 November 1998, 10,729 first-onset stroke patients aged 25 or more were registered in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. We compared the weekly and seasonal variation in first-onset stroke by a one-way goodness-of-fit chi(2)-test. The relationship between seasonal variation in stroke onset and age was also evaluated by the method… CONTINUE READING

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