Various Risk Factors in Stroke Patients at Military Hospital Rawalpindi
Keywords:Abid Ullah Khan, Muhammad Zafar Ali, Muhammad Farooq, Waseem Alamgir
Objective: To determine the frequency of various risk factors of stroke.
Study Design: A descriptive study.
Place and Duration of Study: Military Hospital Rawalpindi, from January 2011 to January 2012.
Materials and Methods: Three hundred diagnosed patients with stroke were probed into for different risk factors, based on history, clinical examination and laboratory methods.
Results: Nineteen percent were female and eighty one percent were male patients. The mean age of the patients was 59 years. Minimum age was 38 years and maximum age was 90 years in the patients under study. Physical inactivity was the most common risk factor (78%) followed by hypertension (72%), obesity (67%), type 2 diabetes mellitus (42%), smoking (42%) etc.
Conclusion: Physical inactivity is the most common risk factor followed by hypertension which contribute to the pathology