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Assessment of cerebrovascular disease in the Cardiovascular Health Study.

TitleAssessment of cerebrovascular disease in the Cardiovascular Health Study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsPrice, TR, Psaty, B, O'Leary, D, Burke, G, Gardin, J
JournalAnn Epidemiol
Date Published1993 Sep
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and over, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Cohort Studies, Coronary Disease, Female, Humans, Ischemic Attack, Transient, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Prevalence
Abstract<p>The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) is a longitudinal population-based study of coronary heart disease and stroke in men and women 65 years and older. The initial CHS cohort consisted of 5201 men and women recruited from a random sample of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) Medicare eligibility lists in four communities in the United States. Extensive historical, physical, and laboratory evaluations were performed at the baseline examination in 1989 to 1990 to identify risk factors and subclinical disease. Periodic contacts are carried out to ascertain and verify incident cardiac and stroke events and their sequelae. Since only a short time has passed since entry of all the patients into the study, data are not available on time trends in the mortality rate of stroke, but we expect to contribute in this area in the years ahead. This article then is a description of the CHS, of methods of assessing stroke in the CHS cohort, and of prevalence of stroke and transient ischemic attacks at the initial examination.</p>
Alternate JournalAnn Epidemiol
PubMed ID8167827