Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Risk Factors for Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Stroke in Sub-Saharan Africa

Table 1

Characteristics of case-control studies included in the systematic review.

Author, yearSetting Study design Stroke type (IS/HS)Cases ()Controls () GenderHypertensionDM Alcohol useCurrent smokingHIV sero-positivity Hypercholesterolemia

Asiki et al. (2015)Single center- South western UgandaCase controlNot reported31132+----+-

O’Donnell et al. (2010)Multicenter- Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, NigeriaCase control214/109323323+++++--

Owolabi et al. (2013)Single center- University College Hospital, Ibadan, NigeriaCase control60/30135117+-+++--

Benjamin et al. (2015)Single center- Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre district, MalawiCase controlNot reported222503+++++++

Walker et al. (2013)Multicenter -
rural Hai district in northern Tanzania,
and urban Dar-es-Salaam- Tanzania
Case control66/14200398+++++++

+ = information available; - = information not available.

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