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Patients with hypertension and/or diabetes and incident stroke: A risk assessment

Published:December 12, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2018.12.016
      Sarfo et al. conducted a prospective study to evaluate the risk of hypertension and diabetes for incident stroke [
      • Sarfo F.S.
      • Mobula L.M.
      • Plange-Rhule J.
      • Ansong D.
      • Ofori-Adjei D.
      Incident stroke among Ghanaians with hypertension and diabetes: a multicenter, prospective cohort study.
      ]. The authors recognized 54 events of stroke, and incidence rates (95% confidence intervals [CIs]) of stroke per 1000 person-years in patients with diabetes and hypertension, only hypertension and only diabetes were 16.64 (10.58–25.00), 13.77 (9.33–19.64) and 9.81 (3.59–21.74), respectively. In addition, adjusted hazard ratios (95% CI) of previous cigarette smoking and physical inactivity for incident stroke were 2.59 (1.18–5.67) and 1.81 (1.06–3.10). I have some concerns about this study.

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