Global Study of Stroke Statistics: Stroke in Younger People Now More Common (NHS Choices / Lancet / Lancet Global Health)

Summary

A major international research project – reviewing 119 studies (58 from high-income countries and 61 from low-income / middle-income countries) has discovered – amongst many other statistics – that the proportion of younger people affected by stroke is increasing. Stroke in the 20–64 age group accounts for  nearly a third of strokes currently, whereas it accounted for a quarter of all strokes in 1990.

The overall global burden of stroke is significant and increasing, largely due to an ageing population, so more research on all fronts is recommended.

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Global stats show rise in strokes in younger people. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, October 24th 2013.

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Krishnamurthi, RV. Feigin, VL. [and] Forouzanfar, MH. [et al]; the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010) and the GBD Stroke Experts Group. (2013). Global and regional burden of first-ever ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke during 1990–2010: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet Global Health, November 1st 2013, Vol.1(5), e259-e28. [Epub ahead of print].

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Feigin, VL. Forouzanfar, MH. [and] Krishnamurthi, RV. [et al]; the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010) and the GBD Stroke Experts Group. (2013). Global and regional burden of stroke during 1990–2010: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, October 24th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

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