Stroke Mortality Rates in Poland Did Not Decline between 1984 and 1992


Background and Purpose: Stroke Mortality Has Decreased in Most Industrialized Countries in Recent Decades. in Poland, as in Other Eastern European Countries, Mortality Rates for Stroke Remain High. Methods: The Warsaw Stroke Registry (WSR) Registered Patients in the Mokotow District of Warsaw from 1991 through 1992. the Warsaw Pol-MONICA Study Registered Stroke Patients in the North and South Praga Regions of Warsaw from 1984 through 1992. Stroke Incidence Rates, Case-Fatality Rates, and Stroke Mortality Rates Were Computed based on Both Studies and Compared with Published Mortality Rates based on Death Certificates. Eight-Year Trends of Stroke Incidence, Case-Fatality Rate, and Mortality Were Derived from the Warsaw Pol-MONICA Study. Results: The WSR and Warsaw Pol-MONICA Studies Showed Similar Incidence Rates, Mortality Rates, and 28-Day Case-Fatality Rates for Stroke. Mortality Rates from the WSR and the Warsaw Pol-MONICA Study Were Similar to Rates from Death Certificate Data. Mortality Rates in the Group Aged 35 to 64 Years Were Higher in Men (47.5 to 50/100 000 Per Year) Than in Women (30/100 000 Per Year). Conclusions: Two Different Population-Based Studies Suggest that Stroke Mortality is High in Poland Because of High 28-Day Case-Fatality Rates. Stroke Mortality Failed to Decline in Poland in the Period 1984 through 1992 Because Neither Case Fatality Nor Stroke Incidence Declined in This Period.



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epidemiology; mortality; Poland

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01 Jan 1997

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