Decreasing trend in incidence and mortality from stroke in Hisayama residents, Japan.
The incidence and mortality from stroke during the period 1961 to 1976, among 1,621 subjects aged 40 and over at entry, in Hisayama community, Kyushu Island, Japan, were analyzed. A major age-related decline in the incidence of cerebral infarction occurred in both sexes. The average annual incidence of cerebral infarction also fell continuously in both sexes throughout the whole observation period. The 5-year annual mortality rate from cerebral hemorrhage also showed a decrease in men, but fluctuated in women. The 5-year mortality from cerebral infarction slightly increased in both sexes.
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