OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of stroke in Hayatabad Peshawar.
METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted in the community setup in Hayatabad Peshawar. Data was collected from 390 residents who willingly participated by filling a self-reported questionnaire which focused on diagnosis of stroke. The data was later analyzed by SPSS version 20.
RESULTS: Out of 390 participants 39 (10%) participants were suffering from stroke in which 4.82% participants were male and 5.17% participants were female.
Out of 390 participants, 3.59% participants were between 56-65 ages, 2.56% participants were between 66-75 ages ( P-value=0.007). Out of 390 participants, 2.56% were working people while 7.43% were retired (P-value <0.001).
CONCLUSION: Prevalence of stroke in Hayatabad is ten percent. Moreover, majority of stoke survivors in Hayatabad are between 56-65 ages and majority them are retired.