Author(s): Wang W, Zhao D, Wu G
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To estimate the trend of incidence rate of acute stroke event in the population aged 25-74 in urban areas of Beijing from 1984 to 1999. METHODS: All stroke events in defined population were ascertained and validated according to unified protocol and criteria. A total number of 6,553 stroke events were analyzed, crude rates and aged-standardized rates for all stroke events and first-ever stroke events were calculated for whole calendar years for the population. Temporal annual rates of stroke were estimated for 16 years. RESULTS: Annual stroke attack rates increased both in men and women with an average annual percentage changes 4.5\% and 4.2\%, respectively. Annual first-ever stroke incidence rate increased both in men and women with average annual percentage changes 4.1\% and 4.2\%, respectively. Most remarkable increase was noticed in the 65-69 and 70-74 age groups. CONCLUSION: Rates of stroke attack incidence and first-ever incidence were increasing in the population of urban in Beijing, indicating the prevention of stroke be strengthened in the area.
This article was published in Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi
and referenced in Journal of Hypertension: Open Access