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Titolo:
Age specific prevalence of impairment and disability relating to hemiplegic stroke in the Hai District of northern Tanzania
Autore:
Walker, RW; McLarty, DG; Masuki, G; Kitange, HM; Whiting, D; Moshi, AF; Massawe, JG; Amaro, R; Mhina, A; Alberti, KGMM;
Indirizzi:
N Tyneside Gen Hosp, Dept Med, N Shields NE29 8NH, Tyne & Wear, England N Tyneside Gen Hosp N Shields Tyne & Wear England NE29 8NH Wear, England Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sch Med, Dept Med, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, Tyne & Wear, England Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne & Wear England NE1 7RU Minist Hlth, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Minist Hlth Dar Es Salaam TanzaniaMinist Hlth, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania AMMP, Dar Es Salaam 65243, Tanzania AMMP Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 65243AMMP, Dar Es Salaam 65243, Tanzania
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 68, anno: 2000,
pagine: 744 - 749
SICI:
0022-3050(200006)68:6<744:ASPOIA>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ACUTE CEREBROVASCULAR-DISEASE; CORONARY HEART-DISEASE; SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA; NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS; PROJECT 1981-86; 1ST-EVER STROKE; RISK-FACTORS; COMMUNITY; POPULATION;
Keywords:
stroke; disability; sub-Saharan Africa;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Walker, RW N Tyneside Gen Hosp, Dept Med, Rake Lane, N Shields NE29 8NH, Tyne & Wear,England N Tyneside Gen Hosp Rake Lane N Shields Tyne & Wear England NE29 8NH
Citazione:
R.W. Walker et al., "Age specific prevalence of impairment and disability relating to hemiplegic stroke in the Hai District of northern Tanzania", J NE NE PSY, 68(6), 2000, pp. 744-749

Abstract

Objectives-To determine the age specific prevalence of impairment and disability relating to hemiplegic stroke in one rural area of Tanzania. Methods-During the yearly house to house census of the study population of148 135 (85 152 aged 15 and over) in August 1994, specific questions were asked to identify those who might be disabled from stroke. People thus identified were subsequently interviewed and examined by one investigator. In those in whom the clinical diagnosis of stroke was confirmed a more detailedinterview and examination relating to risk factors and recovery was carried out. Results-One hundred and eight patients, 61 men and 17 women, were identified with a median age of 70 (range 18-100). Median age at first stroke was 65 years. The age specific rates in this study were lon er than previous studies in dec-eloped countries. All were cared for at home although 23 (21%) were bedbound. Conclusions-Although prevalence of impairment and disability related to stroke in this population as a whole was low this is mainly explained by the age structure, with less than 6% being aged 65 and over. Age standardised rates for stroke with residual disability were about half those found in previous studies in developed countries. Death from stroke in Africa may be higher but data are limited. With the demographic transition stroke is likelyto become a more important cause of disability in sub-Saharan Africa.

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