Incidence and risk factors of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke in Europe. EUROSTROKE: A collaborative study among research centres in Europe: rationale and design

Neuroepidemiology. 1996;15(6):291-300. doi: 10.1159/000109919.


EUROSTROKE is a collaborative study among ten European research centres to investigate (1) the variation in incidence of fatal and non-fatal ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke among populations in different European countries; (2) whether the observed differences in stroke incidence across countries can be explained by differences in prevalence of established cardiovascular risk factors; (3) the relative importance of selected dietary factors (potassium intake, smoking, alcohol consumption), haemostatic disturbances (fibrinogen) and co-morbidity (rheumatic heart disease, atrial fibrillation) compared to established risk factors as determinants of the occurrence of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke. The EUROSTROKE database is drawn from ten European population-based prospective follow-up studies (cohorts) and is designed as a case-control study nested within these ten ongoing studies.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Brain Ischemia / etiology
  • Brain Ischemia / mortality*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cause of Death
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / mortality*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / mortality*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors