Incidence and prognosis of stroke in the Valle d'Aosta, Italy. First-year results of a community-based study.

@article{DAlessandro1992IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and prognosis of stroke in the Valle d'Aosta, Italy. First-year results of a community-based study.},
  author={Gabriele D'Alessandro and M G Di Giovanni and L. Roveyaz and L. Iannizzi and M. Pesenti Compagnoni and St{\'e}phane Blanc and Edo Bottacchi},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1992},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={1712-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to determine the incidence rate, risk factors, and prognosis of stroke in Valle d'Aosta, Italy, to provide information for planning regional health-care facilities. METHODS We undertook a prospective study of all new cases of stroke in the geographically defined population of 114,325 residents of Valle d'Aosta in northern Italy. RESULTS In the first year of the study (January 1-December 31, 1989), 254 cases of first stroke were registered. The crude annual… CONTINUE READING