Sunday, 20 November 2016

1 in 10 stroke patients in Singapore aged under 50

One in 10 stroke patients in Singapore is under 50 years old.

The latest figures from the National Registry of Disease Office show that there were 6,943 cases of strokes in 2014, up from 6,642 the previous year.

They are the fourth most common cause of death in Singapore, and tend to occur among men.

The incidence rate for men aged between 35 and 44 who were admitted to public hospitals for stroke in 2014 was 58 per 100,000 people, compared with 24 per 100,000 for women in the same age group.

Last Saturday, Singaporean businesswoman Linda Koh was found unconscious in her Hong Kong hotel room. The 36-year-old died in hospital where they found that she had suffered a stroke. She had been suffering from high blood pressure and was on medication.

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