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Table 2 Stroke demographic data in Iran

From: Frequency and clinical patterns of stroke in Iran - Systematic and critical review

Study City or Province Duration of collection Sample population/number of events Sex Age range in years(mean in years) Diagnostic criteria/CT or MRI Case ascertainment Study design Event type Total population per 100,000 (95% CI)
     Male Female       
Ahangar et al[10] Babol 2001 - 2003 550,000/250 120 (48%) 130 (52%) All (68) WHO/all Hospital admission (the only centre for stroke admission in the region) Retrospective First-ever & recurrent 22.7
Oveisgharan et al[20] Isfahan 2000 - 2003 1,700,000/4,361 2121 (49%) 2240 (51%) All (68) WHO/90% Admission in 8 hospitals in the region (excluded 2 military hospitals) Prospective First-ever & recurrent a84.16 (78.46-89.86) b94.84 (88.94-100.74) c100.18 (94.40-105.96) d103.23 (97.41-109.05)
e Ghandehari et al[17] Southern Khorasan 2001 - 2005 682,000/1,392 654 (47%) 738 (53%) All (65.6) fPIC/all Hospital admission (the only neurology centre in the province) Prospective stroke registry First-ever 43.17
e Ghandehari et al[12] Southern Khorasan 2002 - 2007 196,000/17 10 (59%) 7 (41%) < 15 (5.5) gClinical definition/all Hospital admission (the only neurology centre in the province) Prospective First-ever 1.83
e Ghandehari et al[15] Southern Khorasan 2000-2005 314,000/124 64 (52%) 60 (48%) 15-45 (35.7) gClinical definition/all Hospital-based study(the only neurology centre in the province) stroke registry First-ever 8
  1. CT: Computerised tomography; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; CI: 95% confidence intervals stated when available; WHO: World Health Organisation. aIncidence rate in 2000; bIncidence rate in 2001; cIncidence rate in 2002; dIncidence rate in 2003; eOnly ischaemic strokes were included; fPIC: Practical Iranian Criteria classification for aetiologic and topographic diagnosis of brain infarction; gStroke was defined as an ischaemic focal neurological deficit that persisted at least for 24 hours.