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2015 Female Stroke Deaths

In 2015, females accounted for 58% of stroke-related deaths in the US.

Benjamin E, Virani S, Callaway C, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018; 137. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/137/12/e67

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2018
Authors
Benjamin E, Virani S, Callaway C, et al
URL
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  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Human Burden

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