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BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of disability and mortality worldwide, but little is known about the contribution of secondhand smoke exposure (SHSE) to stroke epidemiology among indigenous Africans. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of SHSE with stroke among indigenous Africans. METHODS: We analyzed the relationship of SHSE with stroke among 2990 case-control pairs of adults who had never smoked (identified in the SIREN study) using conditional logistic regression at a two-sided P 

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J Neurol Sci

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Haemorrhagic stroke, Ischaemic stroke, SIREN, Secondhand smoking, Stroke, Adult, Humans, Tobacco Smoke Pollution, Africa, Western, Black People, Stroke, Odds Ratio