Prevalence of stroke in taiwan

Han Hwa Hu, Fu Li Chu, Benjamin N. Chiang, Chung Fu Lan, Wen Yung Sheng, Yuk Keung Lo, Wen Jang Wong, Yun On Luk

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We investigated the prevalence of stroke in Taiwan in an epidemiologic study of stroke, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease that used a two-phase survey design. The study population was drawn by cluster sampling and consisted of both urban and rural communities from four regions of Taiwan. There were 8,705 people 36 years of age or older interviewed during the period of October 1 to December 31, 1986, and 143 cases of completed stroke were later identified by a neurologist. The point prevalence rate for people aged 36 or older in our study was 1,642/100,000 population (95% confidence interval 1,389-1,942/100,000). Prevalence rates differed significantly among the four study regions and between urban and rural communities; prevalence was greater in northern Taiwan and in urban communities. Percentages of the major types of stroke in 143 stroke survivors were as follows: cerebral infarction 67.1% (96 cases), cerebral hemorrhage 14.0% (20 cases), subarachnoid hemorrhage 4.2% (six cases), and unclassified 14.7% (21 cases). Of the stroke survivors, 67.1% were independent in activities of daily living, and 75.5% were independent in ambulation. Hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and a family history of stroke were significantly more common in stroke survivors than in strokefree individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-863
Number of pages6
JournalStroke
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

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Taiwan
Stroke
Survivors
Rural Population
Cerebral Infarction
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Activities of Daily Living
Population
Walking
Epidemiologic Studies
Heart Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Confidence Intervals
Hypertension

Keywords

  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Prevalence studies
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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Hu, H. H., Chu, F. L., Chiang, B. N., Lan, C. F., Sheng, W. Y., Lo, Y. K., ... Luk, Y. O. (1989). Prevalence of stroke in taiwan. Stroke, 20(7), 858-863. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.20.7.858

Prevalence of stroke in taiwan. / Hu, Han Hwa; Chu, Fu Li; Chiang, Benjamin N.; Lan, Chung Fu; Sheng, Wen Yung; Lo, Yuk Keung; Wong, Wen Jang; Luk, Yun On.

In: Stroke, Vol. 20, No. 7, 01.01.1989, p. 858-863.

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Hu, HH, Chu, FL, Chiang, BN, Lan, CF, Sheng, WY, Lo, YK, Wong, WJ & Luk, YO 1989, 'Prevalence of stroke in taiwan', Stroke, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 858-863. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.20.7.858
Hu HH, Chu FL, Chiang BN, Lan CF, Sheng WY, Lo YK et al. Prevalence of stroke in taiwan. Stroke. 1989 Jan 1;20(7):858-863. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.20.7.858
Hu, Han Hwa ; Chu, Fu Li ; Chiang, Benjamin N. ; Lan, Chung Fu ; Sheng, Wen Yung ; Lo, Yuk Keung ; Wong, Wen Jang ; Luk, Yun On. / Prevalence of stroke in taiwan. In: Stroke. 1989 ; Vol. 20, No. 7. pp. 858-863.
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