Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

: 2005  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85--93

Clinical Epidemiology Of Stroke

D Nagaraja1, Samhita Panda2, V.T Ravi3 

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D Nagaraja

Stroke is a huge public health problem because of its high morbidity and disability. The epidemiology of stroke is of relevance to construct practical paradigms to tackle this major health issue in the community. Recent data have shown that about 72-86% of strokes are ischemic, 9-18% are due to hemorrhage (intracerebral of subarachnoid) and the rest are undefined. The risk factors for stroke are multiple and combined. At present, stroke is no more considered as unavoidable and untreatable. It is an emergency and specialized units and teams improve outcome and lower costs. Death related to stroke is declining in many countries and in both sexes. This decrease in multifactorial. The detection and more effective treatment of hypertension may play an important factor, as well as the improved medical care and improvement in diagnostic procedures. While stroke incidence appears stable and stroke mortality is slowly declining, the absolute magnitude of stroke is likely to grow over the next 30 years. as the population ages, the absolute number of stroke victims and demands on healthcare and other support systems is likely to increase substantially in the future. Keeping this in perspective, this chapter shall focus on the epidemiology of stroke in the world and in Indian, in particular.

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Nagaraja D, Panda S, Ravi V. Clinical Epidemiology Of Stroke.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2005;8:85-93

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Nagaraja D, Panda S, Ravi V. Clinical Epidemiology Of Stroke. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2022 Dec 10 ];8:85-93
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