We conducted a 21-year mortality follow-up of almost 10,000 government and municipal employees, chosen by stratified sampling from six prespecified geographic areas of birth. Age, high blood pressure, left ventricular hypertrophy, diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, cigarette smoking, coronary heart disease, and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol emerged as independent predictors of fatal stroke. Rates of fatal stroke varied substantially within population subgroups, suggesting additional genetic or environmental factors.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1999|