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Table 1 Number and percentage of 250 strokes identified through linkage with routine death certification and hospital records confirmed by hospital clinical record inspection in EPIC Norfolk 1993–2003

From: Accuracy of death certification and hospital record linkage for identification of incident stroke

Method 250 strokes identified in EPIC-Norfolk using routine record linkage
Study criteria (Additional file 1) Number Percent
(a) = Definite stroke 191 76.4
(b) = (a) + 20 Probable stroke 211 84.0
(c) = (b) + 11 Possible strokes 222 88.8
(d) = (c) + 11 TIAs 233 93.2
(e) = (d) + 3 vascular dementia 236 94.4