A comparative analysis of risk factors and stroke risk for Asian and non-Asian men: The Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration

Wiley: OCT 23, 2013

Background

The risk of stroke is high in men among both Asian and non-Asian populations, despite differences in risk factor profiles; whether risk factors act similarly in these populations is unknown.

Aim

To study the associations between five major risk factors and stroke risk, comparing Asian with non-Asian men.

Methods

We obtained data from the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration, a pooled analysis of individual participant data from 44 studies involving 386 411 men with 9·4 years follow-up. Using cohorts from Asia and Australia/New Zealand Cox models were fitted to estimate risk factor associations for ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke. Read more