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Research Article

Association between Ischemic Stroke and Iron-Deficiency Anemia: A Population-Based Study

  • Yen-Liang Chang,

    Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Shih-Han Hung,

    Affiliation: Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Wells Ling,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Herng-Ching Lin,

    Affiliations: Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Hsien-Chang Li equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hsien-Chang Li, Shiu-Dong Chung

    Affiliation: School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Shiu-Dong Chung equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hsien-Chang Li, Shiu-Dong Chung

    chungshiudong@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan

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  • Published: December 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082952

About the Authors

Yen-Liang Chang
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Yen-Liang Chang
School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan
Shih-Han Hung
Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Wells Ling
Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Herng-Ching Lin, Shiu-Dong Chung
Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Herng-Ching Lin, Hsien-Chang Li
School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Shiu-Dong Chung
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

Email: chungshiudong@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SH H. Lin H. Li SC. Analyzed the data: H. Lin H. Li. Wrote the manuscript: YC SH H. Lin H. Li SC WL. Critical revision: SH H. Lin H. Li SC.