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Stroke Statistics

  • Stroke is third largest cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart and all forms of cancer.
  • Strokes kill about 160,000 Americans each year.
  • Almost every minute in the United States, a person experiences a stroke.
  • About 33 percent of people who have had a stroke and survived will have another stroke within five years.
  • The risk of having a stroke increases with age.
  • Seventy-two percent of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65.
  • Of all the stroke deaths that occur each year, women account for approximately 60 percent.
  • African-Americans are twice as likely to experience a stroke than Caucasian-Americans.

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