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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2003, 3(1): 23-28 Back to browse issues page
Major Risk Factors of Ischemic Stork in Women, 2002
Darioush Savadi Oskoui , Nayereh Aminisani, Maziyar Hashemilar
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 Background & Objective: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It is more common in men than in women, however more than half total stroke death occur in women. Several conditions and lifestyle factors have been well established as risk factors for stroke. The purpose of this study was to asses the magnitude of classic stroke risk factors and its pattern in women.

 Methods: A total of 62 patients with first-onset ischemic stroke were accrued from neurology unit of Alavi hospital during 2002 and compared with their age-matched controls from other units of same hospital. Information concerning potential risk factor exposure status was collected by structured questionnaire at interviews. Stroke risks were estimated by calculating the odds ratios.

 Results: Significantly increased risk of stroke was found among women with hypertension (OR=8.4 CI=3.7-1.8), current smoking (OR=4.2 CI=1.1-16), diabetes (OR=3.7 CI=1.4-9.7) and heart disease (OR=3.2 CI=1.2-8.4). Association of other factors (passive smoking, Hypercholestrolemia) with stroke was not significant.

 Conclusions: Hypertension, diabetes, current smoking and heart disease are major risk factors for stroke in women. Given that the majority of these factors are either correctable or modifiable, prevention strategies should be planned in accordance with this point in order to reduce the occurrence of stroke in women.

Keywords: Ischemic Stroke, Risk Factors, Women
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Received: 2003/02/22 | Accepted: 2003/08/27 | Published: 2003/09/14
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Savadi Oskoui D, Aminisani N, Hashemilar M. Major Risk Factors of Ischemic Stork in Women, 2002. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2003; 3 (1) :23-28
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