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Korean Journal of Epidemiology 2001;23(1): 69-79.
Prevalence of Stroke in Pyongchang County.
Jong Ku Park, Kyung Sook Cho, Chun Bae Kim, Jin Back Kim, Ha Ja Song, Kee Ho Park, Seong Gyu Ko
1Department of Preventive Medicine and Institute ofOccupational Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College ofMedicine.
2Pyeongchang Health Center and County Hospital.
3Department of Circulatory Internal Medicine, Sang JiUniversity College of Oriental Medicine.
Abstract
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of stroke in Pyongchang county, Kangwon do.
METHODS:
The presumptive stroke patients of Pyongchang county were identified with a key-person method in October 2000. And then, medical records of these patients were reviewed by well-trained two students who major in the science of medical record.
RESULTS:
In the year 2000, there were 92 males and 68 females of self-diagnosed stroke. Of these, stroke patients based on physician's diagnosis were 102, and stroke patients based on CT/MRI findings or Minnesota criteria were 93. Prevalence rate of self-reported stroke, stroke based on physician's diagnosis, and stroke based on CT/MRI findings or Minnesota criteria were 0.33%, 0.29%, and 0.26% respectively.
CONCLUSION:
We conclude that verifying process of diagnosis is needed to estimate the prevalence of stroke in community.
Keywords: Prevalence; Stroke; Community; Minnesota criteria


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