Family history as a risk factor for stroke in young women.

  title={Family history as a risk factor for stroke in young women.},
  author={H Kim and Yechiel Friedlander and William T. Longstreth and Karen L. Edwards and Stephen M Schwartz and David S Siscovick},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={27 5},
BACKGROUND Family history of stroke (FHS) is associated with risk of stroke in middle-aged to elderly populations. However, few studies have examined this association in younger women or by stroke type. A population-based, case-control study was conducted to examine the association of FHS and risk of stroke in young women, and to determine whether the association is independent of other stroke risk factors. METHODS Cases were women aged 18 to 44 years, with first, nonfatal ischemic (n =49… CONTINUE READING
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