Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke in Asian American Ethnic GroupsKlatsky A.L. · Friedman G.D. · Sidney S. · Kipp H. · Kubo A. · Armstrong M.A.
aKaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, Calif., and bMailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., USA
The sparseness of prospective data about hemorrhagic stroke (HS) risk among Asian American ethnic groups led to the investigation of 128,934 persons with self-classified ethnicity at health examinations in 1978–1985. Subsequently, 431 persons were hospitalized for HS; 31% for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and 69% for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Ethnic predictors of HS were studied by Cox proportional hazard models with 7 covariates. With whites as reference, the adjusted relative risk (95% CI) of all Asians for HS was 1.6 (1.1–2.3, p = 0.01), due substantially to increased risks of SAH in Japanese people and ICH in Filipinos. These data mandate emphasis upon preventive measures in these groups.
Dr. Arthur L. Klatsky
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
280 West Mac Arthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94611 (USA)
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Published online: April 25, 2005
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 39
Vol. 25, No. 1, Year 2005 (Cover Date: Released June 2005)
Journal Editor: Román, G.C. (San Antonio, Tex.)
ISSN: 0251–5350 (print), 1423–0208 (Online)
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