Authors: Natasha A Lannin (pictured below); Craig S Anderson; Joosup Kim; Monique Kilkenny; Julie Bernhardt; Chris Levi; Helen M. Dewey; Chris Bladin; Peter Hand, Helen Castley, Kelvin Hill; Steven Faux; Rohan Grimley; Brenda Grabsch; Sandy Middleton; Geoffrey Donnan, Dominique A Cadilhac.
“In this paper, we found that younger stroke patients were more likely to be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island origin compared to older patients (4% vs. 1%) which may in fact reflect the proportions seen across the general Australian population, but it could be indicative of a higher incidence of stroke in younger Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Perhaps our thinking around this is because we acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are disproportionately affected bycardiovascular disease; currently, however, what is less clear from large epidemiological samples is the incidence and proportions of stroke.
As the AuSCR registry continues to grow, so too will our epidemiological monitoring of both episodes and coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which will allow the community to potentially target evidence-based therapies to reduce the burden of stroke specifically in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”
Title: Treatment and outcomes of working aged adults with stroke: results from a national prospective registry.
Date: December 2017