Cerebrovascular insult hospital cases in West Hercegovina Canton from 1998 to 2002

  • Ivan Vasilj Institute of Public Health, West Hercegovina Canton
  • Semra Čavaljuga Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Tomo Lučić Ministry of Health
  • Ferdo Kvesić Institute for Health Insurance, West Hercegovina Canton
Keywords: cerebrovacular insult, hospital morbidity, West Hercegovina Canton


Analysis of a cerebro-vascular insult hospitalised cases from West Herzegovina Canton as a retrospective epidemiological study was done in Clinical hospital Mostar for the period from 1998 to 2002. The major source of data was medical documentation of this hospital, the only hospital for the treatment of 88,257 inhabitants from this Canton. The study included a total of 393 cerebro-vascular insult cases from this Canton treated in the Clinical hospital Mostar Among them 189 (48.1%) were male patients, while 204 (51.9%) cases were female. The majority of the cases were above 50 years of life. Majority of treated female patients were older then 65, while among male patients the majority were between 50 and 65 years old. The least number of cases was under 50 years in both groups. During the same period risk factors research for entire FBiH was performed on the sample of 2,750 national insurance holders. Out of them 1.7% was found to suffer of cerebro vascular insult.


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Vasilj I, Čavaljuga S, Lučić T, Kvesić F. Cerebrovascular insult hospital cases in West Hercegovina Canton from 1998 to 2002. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2005May20 [cited 2020Feb.22];5(2):49-2. Available from: http://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3285
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