Globally, the incident of stroke in each new decade has been rising by double among the age group of 55 years. Considering adults aged 35 to 44, the occurrence of stroke is 30 to 120 of 100,000 per year. Children which have sickle cell anemia disease have a higher risk to have stroke between the ages 2-5 years.
Controlling stroke risk factors plays a significant role in decreasing stroke incidence. There has been evidence suggesting increased incident by 25% of stroke case in developing countries compared to industrialized countries. The main reason for this difference is not well identified yet, but the developing countries are unlikely to have the same progress in acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention measures.
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Written by Burhan Fakhurji