Incidence rates of stroke in the eighties: the end of the decline in stroke?

  title={Incidence rates of stroke in the eighties: the end of the decline in stroke?},
  author={J P Broderick and Steve Phillips and Jack P Whisnant and W Michael O'fallon and Erik J. Bergstralh},
  volume={20 5},
Studies of the population of Rochester, Minnesota, have provided the only data on temporal trends for the incidence of stroke in North America. Among the residents of Rochester, the average annual incidence rate of stroke declined by 46%, from 213 to 115 per 100,000 population, between 1950-1954 and 1975-1979. The decline occurred in all age and sex groups, but it occurred earlier in women than in men. The rates stabilized in the 1970s, and did so earlier in women. For 1980-1984, the incidence… CONTINUE READING


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