Table 1.

Baseline Characteristics of Participants With First-Ever Stroke Cases From 13 Population-Based Stroke Incidence Studies

StudyStudy YearRegionBaseline (N)Women, %Ischemic, %Age, Median1-y Mortality5-y Mortality
Oxford, UK2002–2013Europe137450.780.376.8✓ (n=760)*
Joinville, Brazil2011–2013South America98048.380.564.0
Melbourne, Australia1996–1999Australasia131655.670.077.2
Arcadia, Greece1993–1995Europe55544.367.677.0
Perth, Australia2000–2001Australasia18352.576.577.4
Orebro, Sweden1999–2000Europe37755.272.778.0
Dijon, France1987–2012Europe462153.182.777.7✓ (n=3719)*
Martinique, FWI1998–1999Caribbean58050.976.673.0
Porto, Portugal1998–2000Europe68858.776.273.0
Auckland, NZ2002–2003Australasia142353.172.574.0
L’Aquila, Italia1994–1998Europe435352.982.675.9
Matão, Brazil2003–2004South America8137.084.065.0
Tartu, Estonia2002–2003Europe43359.176.773.0
Total cases16 964§16 95713 216
  • Check mark denotes studies with data. FWI indicates French West Indies.

  • * Follow-up data were available only among cases with year of stroke from 2002 to 2008 for Oxford and 1987 to 2008 for Dijon.

  • There were 7 cases who were lost-to-follow-up when comparing to baseline.

  • Baseline data without including cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage (Orebro: 11 cases, Tartu: 18 cases).

  • § Total cases including those with subarachnoid hemorrhage: 16 993.