Table 1—

Demographic data at baseline and number of stroke events during the follow-up in each study

MenWomenAge (years)Stroke
Maximum follow-up years
MenWomen
Finland, East-West*40576.2 ± 4.529 (7.2)16.2
FINRISK-19871,2611,44054.0 ± 5.825 (2.0)24 (1.7)19.0
FINRISK-19928771,04154.1 ± 6.06 (0.7)7 (0.7)14.0
FINRISK-20021,7862,05557.9 ± 7.83 (0.2)2 (1.2)3.9
Helsinki Policemen Study*1,13644.7 ± 8.079 (7.0)36.8
Vantaa27133565.2 ± 0.45 (1.8)9 (2.7)13.9
Italy, Cremona7991,00358.4 ± 10.85 (0.6)2 (0.2)6.9
The Netherlands, Hoorn Study1,0871,28261.7 ± 7.312 (1.1)11 (0.9)10.2
Zuthpen Study*47975.8 ± 4.59 (1.9)4.8
Sweden, MONICA1,7331,76048.9 ± 13.418 (1.0)8 (0.5)20.6
Uppsala*1,16471.0 ± 0.627 (2.3)12.4
U.K., Goodinge44857054.6 ± 10.38 (1.8)1 (0.2)9.7
Newcastle39837654.8 ± 12.55 (1.3)4 (1.1)10.6
Total11,8449,86256.8 ± 11.3231 (2.0)68 (0.7)36.8
  • Data are n, means ± SD, or n (%), unless otherwise indicated.

  • *

    * The study includes only men.