Stroke in sub-Saharan Africa: an urgent call for prevention.

  title={Stroke in sub-Saharan Africa: an urgent call for prevention.},
  author={Jerome H Chin},
  volume={78 13},
Jerome H. Chin, MD, PhD, MPH STROKE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: AN URGENT CALL FOR PREVENTION According to the latest WHO statistics,1,2 cerebrovascular disease is responsible for 10.8% of total deaths and 3.1% of the burden of disease worldwide. Ageadjusted stroke mortality rates and disabilityadjusted life-years loss rates are 3.5-fold and 3.8-fold higher in low-income countries than in middleincome and high-income countries.3 With the demographic and epidemiologic shifts now occurring in many… CONTINUE READING
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