Secular trends in the cardiovascular risk profile and mortality of stroke admissions in an inner city, multiethnic population in the United Kingdom (1997-2005)

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Authors

  • A Gunarathne
  • Jeetesh Patel
  • R Potluri
  • Elizabeth Hughes

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Our objective was to study ethnic differences in the cardiovascular risk profile and mortality of stroke admissions to an inner city teaching hospital serving a multiethnic population in Birmingham, UK, over a 9-year period (1997-2005). Hospital case notes and registry data of 3083 patients admitted with a first onset stroke were reviewed. Secular trends in the prevalence of risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, atrial fibrillation and myocardial infarction), hospital admission rates and 30-day mortality among Afro-Caribbean, European Caucasian and South Asian ethnic groups were analysed. Between 1997 and 2005, there were 3083 first onset strokes, of whom 47.6% (1595) were men, 9.3% Afro-Caribbean, 57.8% European Caucasian and 15.1% South Asian. There was a significant trend towards a reduction in non-haemorrhagic stroke admissions over the study period (P

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • hyperlipidaemia, Afro-Caribbean, diabetes, South Asian, ethnicity