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In response to our research,1 Yi Yang2 pointed out that the salutary effect of tub bathing was evident for intracerebral haemorrhage but not for cerebral infarction. Although the inverse trend for cerebral infarction with tub bathing did not reach statistical significance in the multivariable model, the significant lower risks were observed in the categories of tub bathing three to four times/week, as well as almost daily or every day …
Contributors TU and HI contributed to the design, the analysis of the results and the writing of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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