Effect of Climatological Variables on the Frequency of Incident Stroke Hospitalization During Winter

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Acta Medica International,2014,1,2,107-109.
Published:July 2014
Type:Original Article

Effect of Climatological Variables on the Frequency of Incident Stroke Hospitalization During Winter

Arsalan M1*, Lewsey J2, Inglis S3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, NIMS University, Jaipur, India.

2Assosciate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Health & Well being, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

3Honorary Research fellow, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Abstract:

Introduction: Stroke data were obtained as SMR01 (157,639 incident stroke hospitalization in Scotland between 1986-2005). Method: To observe variation in weather parameter, with first stroke incidences per day, during winter, daily mean temperature/ total rainfall/average daily atmospheric pressure was compared with frequency of incident strokes per day using ANOVA (Analysis of Variance). Result: The analysis reveals an inverse statistically signifi cant relationship for average daily temperature whereas total daily rainfall and average daily atmosphere pressure exhibit borderline significance. Conclusion: Correlations of low temperature with stroke might be due to concurrent infection of respiratory system.