Risk factors for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage among West Africans

Takeaway

  • The significant burden of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in Ghana and Nigeria is driven mainly by hypertension and other modifiable risk factors.

Why this matters

    Low- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa experience a high and rising burden of ICH. Population-level control of the major risk factors could significantly reduce the burden of spontaneous ICH in West Africa.