Stroke in Low and Middle Income Countries

Stroke in Low and Middle Income Countries

Epidemiology and Prevention

1st Edition - December 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Jerome Chin
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910071

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The mortality rate from stroke is greater in low and middle income countries (LMIC) compared to high-income countries (HIC) as a result of multiple factors including resource-limited health systems and gaps in universal health coverage. Expensive therapeutics for acute stroke treatment are not available and/or not affordable in many LMIC. Investments to combat the stroke burden in LMIC must prioritize preventive strategies to reduce the incidence of stroke. In the past decade, a large body of epidemiological data has accumulated on risk factors for cardiovascular diseases including stroke in LMIC. In addition, a growing base of evidence supports a range of interventions for the primordial and primary prevention of stroke in LMIC. Stroke in Low and Middle Income Countries: Epidemiology and Prevention is a thorough resource focusing on stroke epidemiology and prevention with an emphasis on regional differences and solutions. This book explores the global and regional epidemiology of stroke and the leading targets for risk reduction at the individual level. Evidence-based recommendations for the primary prevention of stroke are discussed, such as risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Public health strategies to promote the primordial prevention of stroke are covered, including health communications and promotion of physical activity and wellness.

Key Features

  • Explores the global and regional epidemiology of stroke
  • Provides evidence-based recommendations for the primary prevention of stroke
  • Discusses public health strategies such as health communications and physical activity promotion


Clinical researchers, clinicians and epidemiologists in neuroscience, cardiology, preventative medicine, epidemiology and public health

Table of Contents

  • 1. Global Health: Disparities and Disease Burdens
    2. Stroke Classification and Etiologies
    3. Epidemiology of Stroke
    4. Primary Prevention of Stroke
    5. Primordial Prevention of Stroke
    6. Stroke in China
    7. Stroke in India
    8. Stroke in Sub-Saharan Africa
    9. Stroke in Brazil
    10. Future Opportunities and Challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: December 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910071

About the Editor

Jerome Chin

Dr. Chin has been treating patients with tuberculous meningitis for nine years in sub-Saharan Africa as a visiting attending neurologist at Mulago Hospital, the national referral hospital of Uganda. He has authored two review articles and one commentary on tuberculosis of the central nervous system, and he directed the first-ever course on tuberculosis of the central nervous system at the American Academy of Neurology Annual meeting in Los Angeles, April 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, USA

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