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Relationship between the occurrence of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage and holidays and traditionally unlucky days in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17845915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate whether calendrical information influences the occurrence of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, we statistically compared the incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage for inpatients at Teraoka Memorial Hospital (164 patients), against various calendrical factors such as the day of the week, national holidays, and RokuYo (a recurring six-day series of lucky and unlucky days in the Japanese traditional calendar) over the period from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2003. On Japanese national holidays the relative risk of intracerebral hemorrhage is significantly higher than on other days, certainly due to much more alcohol consumption on holidays. During RokuYo, the relative risk of intracerebral hemorrhage is extremely low on the traditionally unlucky days of ButsuMetsu and TomoBiki, as many Japanese people restrain their activities on these days. Certain days of the year and certain times of the Japanese supplemental calendars correlate significantly with the incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Hiroshi Nakaguchi; Akira Teraoka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2007 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-11     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center, Teraoka Memorial Hospital, Ichihara, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / epidemiology*,  etiology
Holidays / statistics & numerical data*
Japan / epidemiology
Linear Models
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Time Factors

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