Navigation Links
Stroke more prevalent in United States than in Europe
Date:2/22/2008

American adults have a higher prevalence of stroke than their European counterparts, due in part to a higher rate of stroke risk factors among Americans and barriers to care in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Associations International Stroke Conference 2008.

Compared to European men, U.S. men had 61 percent higher odds of having a stroke and U.S. women had almost twice the odds of stroke as European women.

Most of this gap is among relatively poor Americans who were, in our data, much more likely to have a stroke than poor Europeans, whereas the gap in stroke prevalence is less marked between rich Americans and rich Europeans, said Mauricio Avendano, Ph.D., author of the study.

The study is based on 2004 data from the U.S. Health and Retirement Survey (HRS); the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE); and the English Longitudinal study of Aging (ELSA). These surveys include biennial interviews among people age 50 years and older.

The strength of these surveys is that the questionnaires were explicitly designed to be fully comparable across all countries, and the samples were drawn to be representative of the entire population in each country, said Avendano. a research fellow in public health at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The limitation is that were dealing with self-reports of a doctors diagnosis of stroke, not the diagnostic data itself.

Researchers studied data on 13,667 people in the United States and 30,120 individuals in 11 European countries. The analysis included stroke occurrence, socioeconomic status, and major risk factors for stroke including obesity, diabetes, smoking, physical activity and alcohol consumption, which can differ largely across countries.

Overall, women were about one-quarter less likely to have a stroke, on average, than men.

Many risk factors for stroke, including blood pressure and smoking
'/>"/>

Contact: Bridgette McNeill
bridgette.mcneill@heart.org
504-670-7908
American Heart Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk
2. Fish Oil Flounders, But Fiber Might Lower Stroke Risk
3. Daytime Dozing Might Raise Stroke Risk
4. New Stroke Treatments Reduce Brain Damage, Improve Recovery
5. Mammograms Might Spot Stroke Risk
6. In-Hospital Stroke Deaths Rise on Nights, Weekends
7. Music Therapy Improves Stroke Outcomes
8. Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk
9. Logistical information for the 2008 International Stroke Conference
10. Stem Cells Repair Stroke Damage in Rats
11. ASA International Stroke Conference 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Theme and ... new intro plugin for Final Cut Pro X entitled ... logos, and more with absolute ease.” Said Christiana Austin, ... the tools needed to easily animate their media inside ... Pro X users to animate pictures, videos, logos, and ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 The Oncology Institute of Hope ... Santa Ana and Whittier offices. The Hope for the Holidays ... of patients and their families during the holiday season. This ... approximately 70 children between both offices. This event continues to ... Target’s community service team, store managers and assistant managers came ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 BambooIndustry.com ... . Recently, the business has announced its bamboo ... buys the best material from certified suppliers, and ... its customers worldwide. In the current promotion, all ... 20% off, when they say they know BambooIndustry.com ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... An improving macroeconomic landscape and a growing ... Massage Services industry over the five years to ... anticipated 1.0% annualized increase in per capita disposable income ... means to afford additional massages. “While the share of ... given year has declined from 2009 to 2012, this ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 The print component of Healthy ... distribution of approximately 160,000 copies and an estimated readership ... a vast social media strategy and across a network ... the digital version of the campaign, click here ... with the ladies of CTV’s The Social. Lainey ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Announcing a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X ProMotion from Pixel Film Studios. 2Health News:Eco-friendy Bamboo Flooring Manufacturer BambooIndustry.com Introduces Its Bamboo Flooring Promotion for 2015 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:The ladies of The Social urge Canadian women to put themselves first over the holiday season and into the new year in Mediaplanet’s “Women’s Health” campaign 2
... , , , ... e-Zassi.com(TM), an online decision support software system, integrated business ... has partnered with Medical Development Group (MDG), a medical device ... agreement, MDG will provide access to the e-Zassi platform to ...
... Aug. 12 Hank Oprinski, the CEO at Cap ... tour to inform corporations, chambers of commerce, golfing communities, economic clubs, universities ... , What did all the following businessmen have ... Tiger Woods) , Merv Griffin (TV Producer) , Tom Witter (Dean/Witter/Reynolds) , ...
... , , , ... today that its CardioVasc Advantage(TM) Vascular Reconstruction Device has been ... , "The technology of the Advantage VRD ... noted company Chairman, Eric P. Milledge. "The technical platform behind ...
... , , , ... create expensive home health care costs. Poorly designed mobility aids or ... issue only part of the need is addressed which creates mobility ... alleviated if mobility issues were detected and properly addressed. , ...
... , , LONDON, Aug. ... optimal and efficient way and, at the same time, adhere ... pharmacovigilance tools and technologies. , , (Logo: ... Frost & Sullivan ( http://www.healthcareIT.frost.com ), World Pharmacovigilance Markets ...
... ... A GPS navigation device allows you to most accurately ... above the Earth’s surface - instantly. This multi-perspective triangulation clearly leads ... performance measurement system incorporates a number of key vital signs from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medical Development Group Partners with e-Zassi.com(TM) to Provide Members Access to Exciting New Software Tool 2Health News:Medical Development Group Partners with e-Zassi.com(TM) to Provide Members Access to Exciting New Software Tool 3Health News:September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:Nfocus Neuromedical Obtains CE Approval for New Vascular Reconstruction Device 2Health News:Expensive Health Care: Undetected, Unmet Mobility Needs Creating Boomer & Senior Health Care Costs 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan: Outsourcing/Offshoring Environment Possesses Considerable Potential for Pharmacovigilance Market 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan: Outsourcing/Offshoring Environment Possesses Considerable Potential for Pharmacovigilance Market 3Health News:Utilizing GPS-like Measurement Precision To More Accurately Determine Overall Performance 2Health News:Utilizing GPS-like Measurement Precision To More Accurately Determine Overall Performance 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... and CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , ... SRNE ;  Sorrento), an oncology company ... and Conkwest, Inc., a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing ... (NK) cell-line based therapy, announced today that the ... jointly develop next generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014  Sage Analytics ( www.sageanalytics.com ... equipment for the testing of marijuana potency and ... new Luminary™ Profiler, the industry,s first product suite ... a cost-effective, portable unit. Designed from ... of the cannabis industry, the Luminary™ Profiler utilizes ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... LEXINGTON, Ky. , Dec. 18, 2014 Baptist ... United States to receive full Atrial Fibrillation with ... Patient Care (SCPC). Atrial fibrillation is the most ... concern that in some cases can lead to stroke and ... the United States have atrial fibrillation and the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 3
... 18, 2011 The National Association of Chain ... Association (NCPA) have sent a joint letter ... explaining the importance of pharmacies in Medicaid, offering ... to cut costs without endangering Medicaid beneficiaries, access ...
... Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CRTX ) today ... AM ET on Thursday, March 3, 2011, to discuss its ... 31, 2010. Financial results are expected to be released on ... financial markets. To participate in the live conference ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NACDS, NCPA Provide Insights to Governors and State Medicaid Directors Confronting Medicaid Budgetary Challenges 2NACDS, NCPA Provide Insights to Governors and State Medicaid Directors Confronting Medicaid Budgetary Challenges 3Cornerstone Therapeutics to Host Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Conference Call 2Cornerstone Therapeutics to Host Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Conference Call 3
... Spheres for Enucleation and Evisceration. ... the structure of standard MEDPOR Spheres ... The Bioglass component, mixed throughout the ... ingrowth into the MEDPOR PLUS sphere., ...
... Collamer ICL and the TORIC ICL are ... Collamer, STAARs proprietary collagen copolymer, the lens ... sulcus. This unique material contains a small ... and superior optical capability. The lens is ...
... refractive lens technology for the phakic ... efficacy, demonstrates quality of vision and ... correction. The lens is compatible with ... now available for the correction of ...
Soft, pliable latex straps for securing electrodes are 56 cm (21 in) long and 1.8 cm (0.75 in) wide. Holes for use with posted ground electrodes are spaced 4 cm (1.5 in) apart....
Medicine Products: