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BMC Res Notes. 2018 May 21;11(1):326. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3439-x.

Regional differences in the temporal evolution of stroke: a population-based study of Brazil according to sex in individuals aged 15-49 years between 1997 and 2012.

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1
Departamento de Saúde da Coletividade, Laboratório de Epidemiologia e Análise de dados, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Av. Lauro Gomes, 2000, Vila Sacadura Cabral, Santo André, SP, CEP: 09060-870, Brazil. laercio.paiva@fmabc.br.
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Departamento de Saúde da Coletividade, Laboratório de Epidemiologia e Análise de dados, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Av. Lauro Gomes, 2000, Vila Sacadura Cabral, Santo André, SP, CEP: 09060-870, Brazil.
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Departamento de Saúde da Coletividade, Laboratório de Delineamento de Estudos e Escrita Científica, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Av. Lauro Gomes, 2000, Vila Sacadura Cabral, Santo André, SP, CEP: 09060-870, Brazil.
4
Universidade Federal do Tocantis, Avenida Lourdes Solino s/n°-Setor Universitário, Miracema, TO, Brazil.
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Disciplina de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Av. Lauro Gomes, 2000, Vila Sacadura Cabral, Santo André, SP, CEP: 09060-870, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The present study analyzed the temporal trend of stroke mortality according to sex in individuals aged 15-49 years in the different regions of Brazil between 1997 and 2012.

RESULTS:

There was progressive reduction in mortality rate due to stroke in Brazil. The reduction trend was the same for both sexes, although mortality remained slightly higher among men. There was a difference in mortality rates according to the administrative region of the country.

KEYWORDS:

Brazil; Epidemiology; Mortality; Stroke; Temporal trend

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