Risk factors for ischaemic and intracerebral haemorrhagic stroke in 22 countries (the INTERSTROKE study): a case-control study.

@article{ODonnell2010RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for ischaemic and intracerebral haemorrhagic stroke in 22 countries (the INTERSTROKE study): a case-control study.},
  author={Martin J O'Donnell and Denis Xavier and Lisheng Liu and Hongye Zhang and Siu Lim Chin and Purnima Rao-Melacini and Sumathy Rangarajan and Shofiqul Islam and P H N Pais and Matthew J. McQueen and Charles Kiiza Mondo and Albertino Damasceno and Patricio L{\'o}pez-Jaramillo and Graeme J. Hankey and Antonio Miguel Limcaco Dans and Khalid Yusoff and Thomas Truelsen and Hans-Christoph Diener and Ralph L. Sacco and Danuta Krystyna Ryglewicz and Anna Czlonkowska and Christian Weimar and Xingyu Wang and Salim Yusuf},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376 9735},
  pages={112-23}
}
BACKGROUND The contribution of various risk factors to the burden of stroke worldwide is unknown, particularly in countries of low and middle income. We aimed to establish the association of known and emerging risk factors with stroke and its primary subtypes, assess the contribution of these risk factors to the burden of stroke, and explore the differences between risk factors for stroke and myocardial infarction. METHODS We undertook a standardised case-control study in 22 countries… CONTINUE READING
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