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J Contemp Med. 2011; 1(2): 35-41

Incidence of Stroke in North West Frontier Province of Pakistan

Qamruz Zaman, Ahtesham Gul, Gohar Ayub, Muhammad Atif, Shah Khusr, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Farooq, Habib Shah.

The main purpose of the study is to find factors which are directly and indirectly related with the incidence of stroke. For this purpose the data of 300 stroke patients was analyzed. The average age was found to be 57.3(±15.76 SD) years. The average male age is 59.11 (± 17.64 SD) years as compared to 55.66 (±13.65 SD) years in females. The investigation showed significant difference between the average age for males and females. The study provides evidence of association between incidence of stroke and DM or/ and HTN. Study also revealed that stroke is highly associated with age.

Key words: Stroke, age, DM, HTN

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