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Stroke incidence and association with risk factors in women: a 32-year follow-up of the Prospective Population Study of Women in Gothenburg
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    Re:"Stroke incidence and association with risk factors in women: a 32-year follow- up of The Prospective Population Study on Women in Gothenburg.
    • Cecilia Bjorkelund, professor, GP
    • Other Contributors:
      • Ann Blomstrand, Christian Blomstrand, Nashmil Ariai

    Answer to Comment by prof Alain Braillon

    Thank you for commenting on our paper "Stroke incidence and association with risk factors in women: a 32-year follow- up of the Prospective Population Study of Women in Gothenburg". We appreciate your proposals for extension of the paper, and in this reply, we have clarified the study design and added the inquired information.

    1. We used continuous variables i...

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    Risk factors for stroke

    Blomstrand et al's study on stroke incidence among women and associations with risk factors deserves comments.

    First, using arbitrary cut-points for risk factors is not appropriate when there is a continuous distribution of the values with no obvious modal values. Moreover, they risk factors were based on a single assessment at baseline and there are multiple dimensions including amount and duration as well as...

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