National Stroke Statistics Information

National Stroke Statistics Information

Stroke is considered to be the number one cause of any serious or long-term disability in adults in the United States. Stroke is also the third leading causes of death in the United States after heart disease and then cancer. It kills almost 160,000 people every year.

Here are some national stroke statistics for your reference.

For every 45 seconds recorded, at least one person in the U.S. experiences a stroke. This would also mean that every year nearly 750,000 Americans would have either a new or a recurrent stroke.

In a person’s lifetime, at least four from every five families in America would have had a mild experience of stroke. Nearly 4 million Americans are living today with the severe effects of stroke.

About one third have mild impairments soon after a stroke and about a quarter of them are moderately impaired. The remaining of them are severely impaired. However, about 30 percent of them suffer from a stroke and are under the age of 65.

Every year, strokes affect nearly 120,000 women and about 105,000 men who are under 45 years of age.

For people who are over 55, the incidents of stroke can be more than double in the coming decades.

The incidence of stroke can be higher in males compared to females, and especially who fall under the 65 age group.

Women account for nearly 43 percent of the strokes every year, and they account for nearly 62 percent of stroke deaths.

Every year, strokes kill more than 2 times the number of American women as compared to breast cancer.

Among women who are above 45, stroke is a more common occurrence than heart attack

African-Americans do have a higher incidence of stroke than compared to Caucasians and Hispanics. However, they also suffer more physical impairments that can last longer when compared to other racial groups.

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