Incidence and risk factors for stroke in American Indians: the Strong Heart Study.

@article{Zhang2008IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors for stroke in American Indians: the Strong Heart Study.},
  author={Ying Zhang and James M. Galloway and Thomas K. Welty and David O. Wiebers and Jack P. Whisnant and Richard B. Devereux and Jorge R Kizer and Barbara V Howard and Linda D. Cowan and Jeunliang Yeh and William J. Howard and Wenyu Wang and Lyle G. Best and E. T. Lee},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 15},
  pages={
          1577-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND There are few published data on the incidence of fatal and nonfatal stroke in American Indians. The aims of this observational study were to determine the incidence of stroke and to elucidate stroke risk factors among American Indians. METHODS AND RESULTS This report is based on 4549 participants aged 45 to 74 years at enrollment in the Strong Heart Study, the largest longitudinal, population-based study of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in a diverse group of American… CONTINUE READING

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