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Stroke. 1979 Mar-Apr;10(2):205-7.

Incidence of stroke in an African City: results from the Stroke Registry at Ibadan, Nigeria, 1973-1975.


Studies based on hospital populations reported from negro communities in several countries in Africa suggest that cerebrovascular disease (CBVD) shows increasing mortality and morbidity in Africans although 2 decades ago CBVD was believed to be uncommon. We report the first study in the African to determine the incidence of stroke in an urban area, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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