Jos University Teaching Hospital
Godwin Osaigbovo Department of Internal Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Stroke mortality has been shown to be higher in blacks in multiracial studies; it is also a very important cause of disability with its attendant deterioration in the quality of life in survivors. The profile of stroke in North-central Nigeria has been sparsely described despite the fact that it constitutes about 50 to 60% of neurological admission in this part of the world.
Objectives: To determine the risk factors associated with stroke, assess the case fatality 90 days post stroke, determine the bad prognostic factors of stroke and assess the sensitivity and specificity of clinical sub-typing of stroke using the WHO and Siriraj stroke scoring tools.