Paper Information

Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES)   Spring 2002 , Volume 9 , Number 1 (SN 23); Page(s) 21 To 26.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STROKE AND THE AMOUNT OF THE BODY MASS INDEX AMONG THE PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN HAMADAN SINA HOSPITAL IN 2000

 
 
Author(s):  REZAEI A.*, HATAMI S.
 
* Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Storke is a disabling neurological disorder and is the third cause of death in the U.S. The various risk factors have been investigated for stroke; the most important of which are age, sex, hypercholesterolemia, smoking, alcoholic dirnks, records of cordiac diseases(specially a trial fibrilation), taking oral contraceptives, takibg some kinds of drugs, etc. On obesity- which measured against a criterion called Body Mass Index (BMI) and its relevance to stroke, different kinds of studies have been done, only to reach no certain results. In this research, it has been attempted to evaluate the effect of BMI in the two kinds of ischemic and hemorrahgic strokes, regardless of any other risk factors.
This study was preformed on 200 individuals, of whom 80 were selected from stroke patients hospitalized in the neurology ward of Sina hospital of Hamadan in 2000 and the other 120, the control group from people with no records of stroke. Both groups were investigated in terms of BMI and other risk factors, and then the results were compared with each other , using t-student and mantel haenszel test.
The BMI mean in ischemic stroke and control groups was not significant(p=0.69)and neither was the mean hemorrhagic and control groups (p=0.83). comparing the odds ratio in ischemic stroke with the other risk factors it was indicated that none of these risk factors had any adverse effects as invalidator in this study.
It is concluded that there is no significant relationship between obesity or BMI with any types of stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic). Therefore more efforts must be undertaken to prevent the other kinds of risk factors mentioned.

 
Keyword(s): CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA, BODY MASS INDEX, BRAIN HEMORRHAGE
 
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