Study on Type of Stroke with Special Preference to Association of Modifiable Risk Factors in Kosi Zone
Background: Stroke is a global health problem and the second most common cause of death. It also entails a high socioeconomic burden due to increased mortality and morbidity. Despite substantial advances for treatment of stroke, effective primary stroke prevention remains the best means for reducing stroke burden.
Methods: It was a cross-sectional study including 100 cerebrovascular patients and hundred non-cerebrovascular accident controls(age-sex matched) who were studied to determine the incidence of various types of stroke and association of various modifiable risk factors with stroke.
Results: Incidence of ischaemic stroke was more than haemorrhagic stroke. Also, strong correlation exists between smoking, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and stroke.
Conclusions: Effective management of these common risk factors can reduce the incidence, mortality and morbidity associated with stroke. Hence, primary prevention of stroke is of immense public health importance.
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