Diurnal, weekly, and seasonal variations in stroke occurrence in a population-based study in Auckland, New Zealand.

@article{Anderson2004DiurnalWA,
  title={Diurnal, weekly, and seasonal variations in stroke occurrence in a population-based study in Auckland, New Zealand.},
  author={Neil E Anderson and Valery Feigin and Derrick C Bennett and Joanna B. Broad and Megan J Pledger and Craig S Anderson and Ruth Bonita},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={117 1202},
  pages={U1078}
}
AIMS To determine (via a population-based study in Auckland, New Zealand) if there are diurnal, weekly, or seasonal variations in the occurrence of stroke. METHODS All new stroke events in Auckland residents were traced. Time of onset of the stroke was defined as the time when neurological symptoms were first noticed. The day of the week and month of onset were analysed for all strokes. RESULTS 1711 patients were registered over 1 year. The rate ratios for the onset of stroke in each 6… CONTINUE READING

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