Analyses of Factors Affecting the Global Burden of Stroke (2008-2017) :Applications of Repeated Measurement

  • 張 智傑

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a major cause of death and disability especially in low- and middle-income countries However the current literature on the correlation between the burden of stroke disease and the factors is mostly focused on a single level such as individual health behavior or national economy To explore the correlation between the global stroke burden (incidence prevalence disability-adjusted person-year and mortality) and important related factors and to understand whether there are similarities and differences between them This article takes the country as the research object and incorporates important factors related to the burden of stroke into the analysis Based on the 2017 global burden of disease research target data sources include statistical data from the World Health Organization the World Bank UNESCO and the Institute of Health Indicators and Evaluation of the University of Washington Data from 2008 to 2017 will be applied using a repeated measurement statistical method to analyze the correlation A total of 120 countries are eligible for inclusion most of which are located in Europe (included Central Asia) Results indicated the correlation with factors varies according to the facets of disease burden Among them total cholesterol and average life expectancy are negatively related to the burden of various diseases If the investigation is based on the stroke classification in addition to the temperature variation term the results of the correlations are different or the significance is not the same The prevention and improvement of the stroke burden not only requires the application of cross-level models and methods but also requires the joint participation of government non-government community and individuals to effectively implement it
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHui-Ching Weng (Supervisor)

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