First-ever stroke incidence and 30-day case fatality in the sicilian Aeolian archipelago, Italy

Rosa Musolino, Paolino La Spina, Salvatore Serra, Paolo Postorino, Salvatore Calabró, Rodolfo Savica, Giovanni Salemi, Giuseppe Gallitto

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Abstract

Background and Purpose - Not many data on stroke epidemiology come from studies on islands. This is the first report on a Mediterranean archipelago population. Methods - Using recommended criteria, from July 1, 1999, to June 30, 2002, information was collected on first-ever stroke and 30-day case fatality in Aeolian island residents (13 431). Results - The overall crude incidence rate was 154 of 100 000 (95% CI, 118 to 197; 128 in men and 180 in women) or 180, 154, and 87, if adjusted to the Italian, European, and world populations, respectively. The 30-day case fatality rate was 24.2% (95% CI, 14.22 to 36.75). Conclusions - Besides genetic or dietary factors, our results may reflect local, limited possibilities of diagnosis and management for stroke patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2738-2741
Number of pages4
JournalStroke
Volume36
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Incidence
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Musolino, R., La Spina, P., Serra, S., Postorino, P., Calabró, S., Savica, R., Salemi, G., & Gallitto, G. (2005). First-ever stroke incidence and 30-day case fatality in the sicilian Aeolian archipelago, Italy. Stroke, 36(12), 2738-2741. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.0000190907.88846.df