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Stroke Statistics

  • Recurrent stroke is frequent; about 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke will have another stroke within 5 years.
  • Strokes are the 3rd leading cause of death in most developed countries...The U.S.A. is included.
  • About 4,400,000 stroke survivors are alive today
  • About 600,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. About 500,000 of these are first attacks and 100,000 are recurrent attacks.
Stroke Month

May is stroke awareness month in the United States.

The brain requires about 20% of the circulation of blood in the body.

Bad News about Strokes

  • Each year more than 750,000 Americans have a stroke.  Of those 750,000 persons, 150,000 people die.
  • Each year stroke kills more than twice as many American women as breast cancer
  • The estimated cost of strokes to the nation each year is 30 billion dollars.
  • It is the leading cause of disability in the United States
  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States
  • In the United States, a person suffers a stroke about every 53 seconds, and every 3.3 minutes someone dies of a stroke
  • About 5% of people over age 65 have had at least one stroke

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