Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2010.08.010
Title: Stroke risk factors and outcomes among various asian ethnic groups in Singapore
Authors: Sharma, V.K. 
Tsivgoulis, G.
Teoh, H.L. 
Ong, B.K.C. 
Chan, B.P.L.
Keywords: ethnicity
Ischemic stroke
outcome
race
Issue Date: May-2012
Citation: Sharma, V.K., Tsivgoulis, G., Teoh, H.L., Ong, B.K.C., Chan, B.P.L. (2012-05). Stroke risk factors and outcomes among various asian ethnic groups in Singapore. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 21 (4) : 299-304. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2010.08.010
Abstract: Data on interethnic differences in the Asian stroke population are limited. We evaluated the relationships among various cardiovascular risk factors, stroke subtypes, and outcomes in a multiethnic Singaporean population comprising consecutive ischemic stroke patients presenting to our tertiary center over a 1-year period. Strokes were classified based on criteria used in the Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST). Functional independence at hospital discharge was defined as a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 0-2. The ethnic distribution of the study population (n = 481; mean age, 64.1 ± 11.9 years) was 74% Chinese, 17% Malay, and 9% Indian. The prevalence of risk factors was similar in the 3 ethnic groups except for diabetes (Chinese, 39.8%; Malay, 67.5%; Indian, 52.3%; P
Source Title: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125457
ISSN: 10523057
DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2010.08.010
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