Moyamoya disease in Washington State and California

Neurology. 2005 Sep 27;65(6):956-8. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000176066.33797.82.

Abstract

The authors identified 298 diagnoses of moyamoya in California and Washington from hospital discharge databases during the period 1987 to 1998. The incidence was 0.086/100,000 persons. The ethnicity-specific incidence rate ratios compared to whites were 4.6 (95% CI: 3.4 to 6.3) for Asian Americans, 2.2 (95% CI: 1.3 to 2.4) for African Americans, and 0.5 (95% CI: 0.3 to 0.8) for Hispanics. The incidence of moyamoya in Washington and California was lower than reported in Japan, but the rate among US Asians is similar.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans / ethnology
  • Age Distribution
  • Age of Onset
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Asian Americans / ethnology
  • California / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / ethnology
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans / ethnology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Moyamoya Disease / epidemiology*
  • Moyamoya Disease / ethnology
  • Washington / epidemiology