Insights into Stroke in Qatar

23 May 2023 | International Journal of Stroke

Qatar is a wealthy country located in the Arabian Peninsula with an estimated population of 2.68 million. Despite rates of stroke being lower than that of Middle East and North Africa, the burden is still high and large population studies are needed to fully characterize stroke in Qatar (1). In previous blog posts published by the IJS, researchers identified obesity as a major public health challenge facing Qatar and putting Qatar at risk of increased stroke rates (2). With this in mind, a group of researchers from Hamad General Hospital, in the capital city of Doha, set out to characterize risk factors and burden of stroke in Qatar.