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Stroke - Statistics of Stroke

More about stroke/brain attack:

Consider the following statistics regarding strokes:

  • Stroke is the third largest cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart and all forms of cancer.
  • Almost every 40 seconds in the United States, a person experiences a stroke.
  • Over 4 million US adults live today with the effects of a stroke.
  • The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, estimates strokes cost the US 65.5 billion in 2008.
  • Women account for about 6 in 10 stroke deaths.
  • Each year about 780,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke in the US.
  • Stroke accounts for about 1 out of every 16 deaths in the US. 

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