Background and Purpose— Not many data on stroke epidemiology come from studies on islands. This is the first report on a Mediterranean archipelago population. Methods— Using recommended criteria, from July 1, 1999, to June 30, 2002, information was collected on first-ever stroke and 30-day case fatality in Aeolian island residents (13 431). Results— The overall crude incidence rate was 154 of 100 000 (95% CI, 118 to 197; 128 in men and 180 in women) or 180, 154, and 87, if adjusted to the Italian, European, and world populations, respectively. The 30-day case fatality rate was 24.2% (95% CI, 14.22 to 36.75) Conclusions— Besides genetic or dietary factors, our results may reflect local, limited possibilities of diagnosis and management for stroke patients.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||First-ever stroke incidence and 30-day case fatality in the Sicilian Aeolian archipelago, Italy|
|Autori:||MUSOLINO R; LA SPINA P; SERRA S; POSTORINO P; CALABRO S; SAVICA R; SALEMI G; GALLITTO G|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||MUSOLINO R, LA SPINA P, SERRA S, POSTORINO P, CALABRO S, SAVICA R, et al. (2005). First-ever stroke incidence and 30-day case fatality in the Sicilian Aeolian archipelago, Italy. STROKE, 36, 2738-2741.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1161/01.STR.0000190907.88846.df|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|