Korean J Epidemiol.  2001 Jun;23(1):69-79.

Prevalence of Stroke in Pyongchang County

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine and Institute of Occupational Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine.
  • 2Pyeongchang Health Center and County Hospital.
  • 3Department of Circulatory Internal Medicine, Sang Ji University College of Oriental Medicine.

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of stroke in Pyongchang county, Kangwon do. METHODS: The presumptive stroke patients of Pyongchang county were identified with a key-person method in October 2000. And then, medical records of these patients were reviewed by well-trained two students who major in the science of medical record. RESULTS: In the year 2000, there were 92 males and 68 females of self-diagnosed stroke. Of these, stroke patients based on physician's diagnosis were 102, and stroke patients based on CT/MRI findings or Minnesota criteria were 93. Prevalence rate of self-reported stroke, stroke based on physician's diagnosis, and stroke based on CT/MRI findings or Minnesota criteria were 0.33%, 0.29%, and 0.26% respectively. CONCLUSION: We conclude that verifying process of diagnosis is needed to estimate the prevalence of stroke in community.

Keyword

Prevalence; Stroke; Community; Minnesota criteria

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Female
Gangwon-do
Humans
Male
Medical Records
Minnesota
Prevalence*
Stroke*
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