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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109

Effect of climatological variables on the frequency of incident stroke hospitalization during winter

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, NIMS University, Jaipur, India
2 Assosciate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Health & Well being, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K
3 Honorary Research fellow, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K

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M Arsalan
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, NIMS University, Jaipur
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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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.

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