Incidence and risk factors profile of stroke in Hebron- Palestine
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Background: populations. This information is important in order to address the impact of stroke. The aim of the study was to determine t Hebron Methods: recruited controls. Data were collected from medical records for the cases, as well as information collected during a community gender, socio projected population of the research setting, while the age using the direct method. Logistic regression analysis was employed to investigate the stroke factors that might predict stroke. All the relevant ethical considerations were adhered to during the study. Results: incidence rate was 24.48/100 000. The age strongest predictor of a stroke was diabetes, with an odds ratio of OR = 5.95. This was followed by hypertension; with an odds ratio of 2.069.The risk factors most associated with incidences of strokes were heart failure and diabetes. Those less likely to have a stroke were males who were younger than 60 years old Conclusion: other developed and developing counties. Diabetes w to hypertension.