Stroke Deaths and The Link with Gender Inequality

For a variety of reasons, the prevalence of stroke is higher in women than it is in men. Globally, the highest burden of stroke lies with women in low- and middle-income countries. A new study in Lancet looked at whether stroke outcomes varied in countries with more or less gender inequality.

References:

1. GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015;385:117–171.2.Kim YD, Jung YH, Caso V, et al. Countries with women inequalities have higher stroke mortality. Int J Stroke. 2017;12:869-874.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314026551_Countries_with_women_inequalities_have_higher_stroke_mortality

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Lack of domestic violence legislation. . . inequalities in getting a job. . . inability to open a bank account and to own property: all are linked to a higher prevalence of stroke in women.

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