Incidence of Stroke in an African City: Results from the Stroke Registry at Ibadan, Nigeria, 1973–1975

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Studies based on hospital populations reported from negro communities in several countries in Africa1 suggest that cerebrovascular disease (CBVD) shows increasing mortality and morbidity in Africans although 2 decades ago CBVD was believed to be uncommon. We report the first study in the African to determine the incidence of stroke in an urban area, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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