First-ever stroke incidence and 30-day case fatality in the Sicilian Aeolian archipelago, Italy

Giuseppe Salemi, Salvatore Calabró, Rodolfo Savica, Paolo Postorino, Salvatore Serra, Paolino La Spina, Rosa Musolino, Giuseppe Gallitto, Stefano Serra

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Abstract

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) or180, 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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2738-2741
Numero di pagine4
RivistaStroke
Volume36
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

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