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Update on the Global Burden of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke in 1990-2013: The GBD 2013 Study

Overview of attention for article published in Neuroepidemiology, October 2015
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Update on the Global Burden of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke in 1990-2013: The GBD 2013 Study
Published in
Neuroepidemiology, October 2015
DOI 10.1159/000441085
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Valery L. Feigin, Rita V. Krishnamurthi, Priya Parmar, Bo Norrving, George A. Mensah, Derrick A. Bennett, Suzanne Barker-Collo, Andrew E. Moran, Ralph L. Sacco, Thomas Truelsen, Stephen Davis, Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, Mohsen Naghavi, Mohammad H. Forouzanfar, Grant Nguyen, Catherine O. Johnson, Theo Vos, Atte Meretoja, Christopher J.L. Murray, Gregory A. Roth


Global stroke epidemiology is changing rapidly. Although age-standardized rates of stroke mortality have decreased worldwide in the past 2 decades, the absolute numbers of people who have a stroke every year, and live with the consequences of stroke or die from their stroke, are increasing. Regular updates on the current level of stroke burden are important for advancing our knowledge on stroke epidemiology and facilitate organization and planning of evidence-based stroke care. This study aims to estimate incidence, prevalence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and years lived with disability (YLDs) and their trends for ischemic stroke (IS) and hemorrhagic stroke (HS) for 188 countries from 1990 to 2013. Stroke incidence, prevalence, mortality, DALYs and YLDs were estimated using all available data on mortality and stroke incidence, prevalence and excess mortality. Statistical models and country-level covariate data were employed, and all rates were age-standardized to a global population. All estimates were produced with 95% uncertainty intervals (UIs). In 2013, there were globally almost 25.7 million stroke survivors (71% with IS), 6.5 million deaths from stroke (51% died from IS), 113 million DALYs due to stroke (58% due to IS) and 10.3 million new strokes (67% IS). Over the 1990-2013 period, there was a significant increase in the absolute number of DALYs due to IS, and of deaths from IS and HS, survivors and incident events for both IS and HS. The preponderance of the burden of stroke continued to reside in developing countries, comprising 75.2% of deaths from stroke and 81.0% of stroke-related DALYs. Globally, the proportional contribution of stroke-related DALYs and deaths due to stroke compared to all diseases increased from 1990 (3.54% (95% UI 3.11-4.00) and 9.66% (95% UI 8.47-10.70), respectively) to 2013 (4.62% (95% UI 4.01-5.30) and 11.75% (95% UI 10.45-13.31), respectively), but there was a diverging trend in developed and developing countries with a significant increase in DALYs and deaths in developing countries, and no measurable change in the proportional contribution of DALYs and deaths from stroke in developed countries. Global stroke burden continues to increase globally. More efficient stroke prevention and management strategies are urgently needed to halt and eventually reverse the stroke pandemic, while universal access to organized stroke services should be a priority. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 509 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 102 20%
Student > Bachelor 67 13%
Researcher 59 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 57 11%
Student > Postgraduate 37 7%
Other 126 24%
Unknown 68 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 205 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 52 10%
Neuroscience 50 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 3%
Engineering 16 3%
Other 71 14%
Unknown 104 20%

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