Acta Medica International

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

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


M Arsalan1, J Lewsey2, S Inglis3 
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

Correspondence Address:
M Arsalan
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, NIMS University, Jaipur
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Arsalan M, Lewsey J, Inglis S. Effect of climatological variables on the frequency of incident stroke hospitalization during winter.Acta Med Int 2014;1:107-109


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Arsalan M, Lewsey J, Inglis S. Effect of climatological variables on the frequency of incident stroke hospitalization during winter. Acta Med Int [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Oct 7 ];1:107-109
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