Background: Although several studies have reported an association between parity and increased risk of stroke, this relationship remains controversial. Aims: The present study aimed to determine whether parity is associated with silent brain infarction (SBI), independent of other confounders. Methods: We analyzed the brain magnetic resonance imaging findings in 576 of community-dwelling older adults with a mean age of 72.1 years. All female participants were asked to provide information regarding the total number of live births, their age at the last parity, and their age at menopause.

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