Trends in stroke incidence rates and stroke risk factors in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 1990 to 2008

@inproceedings{Wieberdink2012TrendsIS,
  title={Trends in stroke incidence rates and stroke risk factors in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 1990 to 2008},
  author={Renske G. Wieberdink and M. Arfan Ikram and Albert Hofman and Peter J Koudstaal and Monique M. B. Breteler},
  booktitle={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2012}
}
Stroke incidence rates have decreased in developed countries over the past 40 years, but trends vary across populations. We investigated whether age-and-sex-specific stroke incidence rates and associated risk factors as well as preventive medication use have changed in Rotterdam in the Netherlands during the last two decades. The study was part of the Rotterdam Study, a large population-based cohort study among elderly people. Participants were 10,994 men and women aged 55–94 years who were… CONTINUE READING

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