Cumulative Effects of Weather on Stroke Incidence: A Multi-Community Cohort Study in Japan

  title={Cumulative Effects of Weather on Stroke Incidence: A Multi-Community Cohort Study in Japan},
  author={Masatoshi Matsumoto and Shizukiyo Ishikawa and Eiji Kajii},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology},
BACKGROUND Although seasonal variation in stroke incidence has been reported, it is not known whether year-long exposure to particular meteorological conditions affects the risk of stroke independently of conventional cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS We conducted a cohort study involving 4849 men and 7529 women residing in 12 communities dispersed throughout Japan. Baseline data were obtained from April 1992 through July 1995. Follow-up was conducted annually to capture first-ever-in-life… CONTINUE READING


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