Stroke incidence and survival among middle-aged adults: 9-year follow-up of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort.

@article{Rosamond1999StrokeIA,
  title={Stroke incidence and survival among middle-aged adults: 9-year follow-up of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort.},
  author={Wayne D. Rosamond and Aaron R Folsom and Lloyd Ellwood Chambless and C H Wang and Peter G. McGovern and G. Howard and L S Copper and Eyal Shahar},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={736-43}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although stroke mortality rates in the United States are well documented, assessment of incidence rates and case fatality are less well studied. METHODS A cohort of 15 792 men and women aged 45 to 64 years from a population sample of households in 4 US communities was followed from 1987 to 1995, an average of 7. 2 years. Incident strokes were identified through annual phone contacts and hospital record searching and were then validated. RESULTS Of the 267 incident… CONTINUE READING
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