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Keywords:

  • ethnic disparities;
  • prevention;
  • risk factors;
  • stroke

There are approximately 45 000 stroke survivors in New Zealand and this number is projected to increase to 50 000 survivors, with annual costs to the health system exceeding $700 million by 2015 if no effective primary stroke prevention strategies are introduced. However, development of evidence-based stroke prevention strategies requires answering several research questions. In this article, we summarize some key research questions that are particularly pertinent to stroke prevention in New Zealand.