Table 3

Prevalence of possible risk factors for primary intracerebral haemorrhage and subarachnoid haemorrhage in southern Sweden 1996

Risk factorPrimary intracerebral haemorrhageSubarachnoid haemorrhage
LobarCentralBrainstemCerebellumTotal
Age (median, y)757262727460
Sex (% female)48.940.546.734.544.667.0
Hypertension34.137.860.039.337.028.3
Diabetes mellitus9.111.813.33.69.83.8
Vascular disease (total)45.136.440.037.041.117.9
  Prior stroke19.418.226.711.118.66.6
  Heart disease30.325.626.722.227.811.3
  Peripheral arteriopathy3.40.807.42.10
Anticoagulation15.47.66.714.311.90
Antiplatelet therapy22.324.22010.721.94.7
Number of patients (%)176 (51.6)121 (35.5)15 (4.4)29 (8.5)341106
  • Values are percentages (except for age and number of patients).