Declining overall stroke rates in the US and increasing rates among American women

They examined the medical records of these people to find out how many of them had their first stroke during four one-year time periods, approximately every 5 years. Researchers found that among more than 7,700 strokes, 57 percent were related to women.

The stroke rate among men decreased from 263 strokes per 100,000 people at the beginning of the study to 192 strokes per 100,000 people at the end of the study, while among women it decreased from 217 strokes to 198 strokes per 100,000 cases, which is According to the researchers, it is not statistically significant.

A possible explanation is that women have more than men Unusual stroke symptoms are. For example, compared to men, women are less likely to experience weakness or paralysis due to a stroke, therefore, they do not take appropriate measures to prevent subsequent strokes.

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