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Sex Differences in Stroke Incidence, Prevalence, Mortality and Disability-Adjusted Life Years: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

Suzanne Barker-Collo, Derrick A Bennett, Rita V Krishnamurthi, Priya Parmar, Valery L Feigin, Mohsen Naghavi, Mohammed H Forouzanfar, Catherine O Johnson, Grant Nguyen, George A Mensah, Theo Vos, Christopher JL Murray, Gregory A Roth



BACKGROUND: Accurate information on stroke burden in men and women are important for evidence-based healthcare planning and resource allocation. Previously, limited research suggested that the absolute number of deaths from stroke in women was greater than in men, but the incidence and mortality rates were greater in men. However, sex differences in various metrics of stroke burden on a global scale have not been a subject of comprehensive and comparable assessment for most regions of the world, nor have sex differences in stroke burden been examined for trends over time. METHODS: Stroke incidence, prevalence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and healthy years lost due to di..

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