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Cerebrovasc Dis. 2004;18(3):227-31. Epub 2004 Jul 23.

First-year results of the third stroke registry in Tartu, Estonia.

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Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia. Riina.Vibo@kliinikum.ee

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The main goal of the Third Stroke Registry in Tartu was to determine the incidence and 28-day case-fatality rates for first-ever stroke in an Estonian population.

METHODS:

The data collection started on 01.12.2001. All patients with first-ever stroke living in Tartu were registered.

RESULTS:

During the first year, 234 first-ever stroke cases were registered. The incidence rate of first-ever stroke age-standardised to the European population was 195/100,000, 214 (95% CI, 185-243) for men and 181 (95% CI, 155-208) per 100,000 for women. Sixty-eight patients (29%) died within 28 days of stroke onset.

CONCLUSIONS:

The incidence and 28-day case-fatality rate of stroke in Estonia are high compared to other countries. It might be related to higher risk factor prevalence, stress and socioeconomic status.

PMID:
15273439
DOI:
10.1159/000079958
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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