Reproductive history, oral contraceptive use, and the risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stoke in a cohort study of middle-aged Swedish women.

@article{Yang2009ReproductiveHO,
  title={Reproductive history, oral contraceptive use, and the risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stoke in a cohort study of middle-aged Swedish women.},
  author={Ling Yang and Hannah Kuper and Sven Sandin and Karen L. Margolis and Zhengming Chen and Hans-olov Adami and Elisabete Weiderpass},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={1050-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Controversy persists as to whether oral contraceptive (OC) use and reproductive history play a role in the etiology of stroke, particularly ischemic stroke. Our aim was to investigate this question in a cohort of middle-aged Swedish women. METHODS The Women's Lifestyle and Health Cohort Study included 49259 Swedish women, aged 30 to 49 years at baseline (1991 to 1992). Participants completed an extensive questionnaire and were traced through linkages to national… CONTINUE READING

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