CNR - Institute of Neuroscience CNR
Institute of Neuroscience
 

Project

European Registers of Stroke (EROS)

Geographic comparisons of stroke incidence across countries are valuable for identifying high-risk populations and for generating new hypotheses for preventive interventions. However, comparability of data based on population-based registers might be hampered by methodological differences in data collection. In addition, stroke incidence shows substantial variations over time, with decline in stroke incidence until the early 1980s, a stabilization or an increase in the early 1990s.

Methods

We have set up population-based stroke registers, without age restrictions, using uniform standardized criteria and over a similar period of observation, to compare stroke incidence across different European populations.

 

Selected results

Annual Stroke Incidence Rate and 95% CI per 100000 Population Adjusted to the European Population.

Annual stroke incidence rate and 95% CI per 100000 population adjusted to the European population for males; the line represents the mean annual incidence rate adjusted to the European population for all centers. B, Annual stroke incidence rate and 95% CI per 100000 population adjusted to the European population for females; the line represents the mean annual incidence rate adjusted to the European population for all centers.

 

Conclusions

  • The risk of stroke among European populations in our study varied more than 2-fold in men and women.
  • On average, higher rates were observed in eastern, and lower rates in southern European countries.
  • Differences in total stroke incidence across study centers were mainly attributed to variations in risk of ischaemic stroke; less variation were observed for hemorrhagic stroke.

Publications

  • European Registers of Stroke (EROS) Investigators, Heuschmann PU, Di Carlo A, Bejot Y, Rastenyte D, Ryglewicz D, Sarti C, Torrent M, Wolfe CD (2009) Incidence of stroke in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century. Stroke 40:1557-63.

Grants

This study was funded by the European Union with the Fifth Framework Programme

Collaborations

  • M. Giroud, Stroke Registry of Dijon, University of Burgundy, University Hospital of Dijon, Dijon, France.
  • D. Inzitari, M. Lamassa, P. Nencini, A. Pogessi, F. Pescini, and A. Cramaro, Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
  • Marzia Baldereschi
  • D. Sopagiene and D. Kranciukaite, Institute of Cardiology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • I. Sayed and C. Coshall, Division of Health and Social Care Research, King's College London, London, UK.
  • J. Rodriguez-Mera, Area de Salud de Menorca, ib-salut, Menorca, Spain.
  • H. Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, 1st Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland.
  • J. Pniewski, Neurology Department, Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences/CSK MSWiA, Warsaw, Poland.
  • V. Moltchanov, Data Center - National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

 

PI photo

Antonio Salvatore Di Carlo

Contact information

email  E-mail

email  

Participating staff
[--]