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Zeitschrift für Neurologie und Neurophysiologie

ISSN - 2155-9562


Identify the Stroke Risk Factors among Stroke Patients at the Hospital

Birhanu Alemu, Jill Hamilton, Telisa Spikes, Rebecca Gary

Objectives: The objective was to identify risk factors for stroke in patients with stroke in hospitals.

Background: The incidence and outcome of stroke are influenced by socioeconomic status. Social Determinants of Health (SDH) have previously been linked to stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death worldwide. It accounts for 42% of disability-adjusted life years and causes long-term disability in nearly 50% of survivors. Ethiopia has also shared the global problem and strokes are becoming more common. Stroke is a public health problem in Ethiopia. Despite the high prevalence of stroke in Ethiopia, there are data regarding drug treatment, treatment outcomes, and risk factors for a poor stroke outcome.

Methods: A literature review was used as a basis to identify risk factors in stroke patients. A literature search was conducted using PubMed and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library from the Health Database.

Results: A total of twenty studies that met the eligibility criteria were included in this literature review. Review articles showed that most risk factors were associated with hypertension and hypertension, followed by dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus.

Conclusions: The increasing number of strokes in LITI countries like Ethiopia poses a challenge for the health care system and the community as a whole a better understanding of stroke risk factors is essential for the development and integration of early intervention and preventive measures for stroke severity required