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Table 1 Study populations, numbers and rates of first ever in lifetime strokes during study year by location, sex and age group with population denominators

From: Stroke in urban and rural populations in north-east Bulgaria: incidence and case fatality findings from a 'hot pursuit' study

   Males Females
   45–54 55–64 65–74 75–84 Total* 45–54 55–64 65–74 75–84 Total*
Urban N 12 26 41 30 109 6 11 35 23 75
  Population 6240 5104 4592 1450 17386 6911 6281 5286 1927 20405
  Rate per 100000 192 509 893 2069 597 87 175 662 1194 322§
  95% CI 99–336 333–746 641–1211 1396–2954 482–712 32–189 87–313 461–921 757–1791 248–395
Rural N 14 23 27 21 85 3 18 29 32 82
  Population 3183 2474 2250 939 8846 2922 2657 2927 1304 9810
  Rate per 100000 440 930 1200 2236 909 103 677 991 2454 667§
  95% CI 240–738 589–1395 791–1746 1384–3419 712–1105 21–300 402–1071 664–1423 1679–3464 515–818
  1. * directly age standardised by 5-year age groups to world standard population exact Poisson confidence intervals (except for standardised rates) 2p = .007 for urban rural difference § 2p = .00006 for urban rural difference