Title

An Assessment of the Factors Associated with Global Stroke Risks

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

Stroke is the second leading cause of adult mortality in the world. In order to reduce the number of deaths from stroke, there needs to be a way to quickly prioritize countries which need aid. However, this cannot be done without ranking countries in an order that will show which ones are more affected by stroke than others. Therefore, a metric was created to fulfill this purpose using mortality data from three different cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, to rank every nation with readily available data. This metric identified Mongolia as the most affected nation, and Mongolia was further investigated to determine the accuracy of the metric. It was determined that the metric was able to accurately identify a nation with a high-risk population.

Location

Neville 322

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:45 AM

An Assessment of the Factors Associated with Global Stroke Risks

Neville 322

Stroke is the second leading cause of adult mortality in the world. In order to reduce the number of deaths from stroke, there needs to be a way to quickly prioritize countries which need aid. However, this cannot be done without ranking countries in an order that will show which ones are more affected by stroke than others. Therefore, a metric was created to fulfill this purpose using mortality data from three different cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, to rank every nation with readily available data. This metric identified Mongolia as the most affected nation, and Mongolia was further investigated to determine the accuracy of the metric. It was determined that the metric was able to accurately identify a nation with a high-risk population.