Global and regional effects of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with acute stroke in 32 countries (INTERSTROKE): a case-control study

@article{ODonnell2016GlobalAR,
  title={Global and regional effects of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with acute stroke in 32 countries (INTERSTROKE): a case-control study},
  author={M. O'Donnell and Siu Lim Chin and S. Rangarajan and D. Xavier and Interstroke investigators},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2016},
  volume={388},
  pages={761-775}
}
  • M. O'Donnell, Siu Lim Chin, +2 authors Interstroke investigators
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. We sought to quantify the importance of potentially modifiable risk factors for stroke in different regions of the world, and in key populations and primary pathological subtypes of stroke. METHODS We completed a standardised international case-control study in 32 countries in Asia, America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. Cases were patients with acute first… CONTINUE READING
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