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Term: Stroke Incidence (Hospitalization or Death)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-02-15


The rate of hospitalization or death due to stroke over a five year period per 1,000 residents age 40 or older. Stroke is defined by ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes 431, 434, or 436 in the most responsible diagnosis field for hospitalization, or as the cause of death in Vital Statistics files. This indicator counts events, not people, so a single person can contribute more than one event if they are hospitalized for stroke more than once in the 5 year period. This definition likely captures most 'major' strokes (all those resulting in hospitalization or death), but underestimates the total incidence rate because minor strokes do not result in death or hospitalization. Values are adjusted to reflect the population of Manitoba age 40+ (males and females combined). Since Vital Statistics data are coded in ICD-10, they were converted to ICD-9-CM using the conversion table from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

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  • Martens PJ, Bartlett J, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Huq S, Romphf L, Sanguins J, Carter S, Bailly A. Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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