The relation between adult height and haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke in the Renfrew/Paisley study

McCarron, P., Hart, C.L. , Hole, D.J. and Davey Smith, G. (2001) The relation between adult height and haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke in the Renfrew/Paisley study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 55(6), pp. 404-405. (doi: 10.1136/jech.55.6.404)

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Abstract

Adult height is a useful marker of fetal growth, growth and nutrition in childhood and childhood infections. Studies reporting inverse associations between height and stroke therefore provide support for the hypothesis that exposures acting in early life are important determinants of risk of stroke. However, few studies have been able to examine the association between height and stroke subtype. We recently showed that height is inversely related to ischaemic stroke, but because of small numbers it was not possible to robustly analyse the association between height and haemorrhagic stroke. A Norwegian study has shown a stronger inverse association with haemorrhagic compared with ischaemic stroke, but adjustment for socioeconomic position was not possible. We recently reported a significant inverse association between height and stroke mortality in both men and women in the Renfrew/Paisley cohort. Here we examine the association between height and subtype of incident stroke in this cohort.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hart, Dr Carole and Davey Smith, Professor George and Hole, Prof David
Authors: McCarron, P., Hart, C.L., Hole, D.J., and Davey Smith, G.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Research Group:Midspan
Journal Name:Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0143-005X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2001 BMJ Publishing Group
First Published:First published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 55(6):404-405
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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