Wednesday, April 25, 2007

6 /hr = 144/day = 52560/yr

Killer Stroke : Six new cases of stroke occur every hour in Malaysia, that is like 52560 ppl a year!!! And ppl as young as early30s!!! I'm turning 30 next week!!! Mama Mia!

"In 2005, 17,909 stroke victims were admitted into government hospitals alone throughout the country. Of these, 3,245 of them were fatal. By 2020, this figure is expected to exceed 25,000 every year."
And it's.... only 2007 the number has already jumped to 52k! With the figure above 3.5 out of 10 dies from the stroke! Are Malaysian really that stressed out? or just plain unhealthy??


Simple American said...

Diet can affect this too. My brother had a stroke and lived for 7 more years. But life was better before. Make sure you visit the doc every year for health check ups. I would be curious how many people that have a stroke did this? My brother was never proactive about health.

Chiwi said...

SA: sadly, not a lot of ppl do go to the doctors for annual check ups, they only go when there is a problem, or sickness. "If there is no problem, why fix it?" And as for exercise.. too hot la... and plus where got time?! :p