Stroke: prevalence and mortality

Stroke is any loss of brain function caused by damage or rupture of blood vessels in the brain such that brain tissue receives less oxygen than required.

Statistics


Prevalence of Stroke among U.S. Residents (year 2005)

Source: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2008 ...from the American Heart Association

Mortality from Stroke among U.S. Residents (year 2004)

Source: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2008 ...from the American Heart Association

Resources


Stroke Facts and Statistics      From the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Stroke Fast Facts      From the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.

MedlinePlus on Stroke      Includes basic info, current news, and research news, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Book reference


Health and Wellness, 9th Edition, Chapter 14

Last updated: June 2009.