Journal article

Excess stroke incidence in young Aboriginal people in South Australia: Pooled results from two population-based studies.

Anna H Balabanski, Jonathan Newbury, James M Leyden, Hisatomi Arima, Craig S Anderson, Sally Castle, Jennifer Cranefield, Tracey Paterson, Amanda G Thrift, Judith Katzenellenbogen, Alex Brown, Timothy J Kleinig

International Journal of Stroke | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background Retrospective data indicate increased stroke incidence in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians, possibly with poorer outcomes. We present the first prospective population-based stroke incidence study in Indigenous Australians. Methods We pooled data from ASCEND and SEARCH, two prospective "ideal" South Australian stroke incidence studies, ASCEND conducted in urban Northwestern Adelaide (2009-2010) and SEARCH in five South Australian rural centers (2009-2011). We calculated age-standardized incidence for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Results The study population comprised 261,403 inhabitants. Among 432 first-ever strokes, 13 were in Aboriginal people (..

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