Stroke Burden Shows Substantial Global Variation
Stroke mortality and disease burden exceeds ischemic heart disease burden in poor countries
HealthDay operates under the strictest editorial standards. Our syndicated news content is completely independent of any financial interests, is based solely on industry-respected sources and the latest scientific research, and is carefully fact-checked by a team of industry experts to ensure accuracy.
- All articles are edited and checked for factual accuracy by our Editorial Team prior to being published.
- Unless otherwise noted, all articles focusing on new research are based on studies published in peer-reviewed journals or issued from independent and respected medical associations, academic groups and governmental organizations.
- Each article includes a link or reference to the original source.
- Any known potential conflicts of interest associated with a study or source are made clear to the reader.
Please see our Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy for more detail.Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy
HealthDay Editorial Commitment
HeathDay is committed to maintaining the highest possible levels of impartial editorial standards in the content that we present on our website. All of our articles are chosen independent of any financial interests. Editors and writers make all efforts to clarify any financial ties behind the studies on which we report.
WEDNESDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke burden shows substantial global variation compared to ischemic heart disease (IHD), with countries with lower national income having disproportionately higher stroke death and disease burden than IHD, according to a study published online July 5 in Circulation.
Anthony S. Kim, M.D., and S. Claiborne Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, investigated the mortality and disability-adjusted life-year (DALY) loss rates from stroke and IHD, and national estimates of vascular risk factors in 192 World Health Organization member countries. World Bank estimates were used to derive national income data.
The researchers found that the stroke mortality rates of 74 countries exceeded their IHD mortality rates, and ranged from 12.7 percent higher to 27.2 percent lower than IHD. The stroke DALY rates of 62 countries surpassed their IHD DALY rates, varying from 6.2 percent higher to 10.2 percent lower than IHD. China, Africa, and South America had a disproportionately higher stroke burden, while the Middle East, North America, Australia, and much of Europe had higher IHD burden. Lower national income was significantly correlated with higher relative mortality and stroke burden. Even after adjusting for national income, both diabetes mellitus prevalence and average serum cholesterol independently correlated with greater relative burdens from IHD.
"There is substantial global variation in the relative burden of stroke compared with ischemic heart disease; mortality and disease burdens from stroke and ischemic heart disease do not track uniformly with each other. Lower-income countries have a higher relative stroke burden overall," the authors write.
This story may be outdated. We suggest some alternatives.
The content contained in this article is over two years old. As such our recommendation is that you reference the articles below for the latest updates on this topic. This article has been left on our site as a matter of historic record. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Updated on June 06, 2022