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In 2009, 1 million Americans were hospitalized for stroke.

Hall, Margaret, Shaleah Levant, Carol DeFrances. Hospitalizations for Stroke in U.S. Hospitals, 1989-2009. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2012. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db95.pdf

Reference

Title
Hospitalizations for Stroke in U.S. Hospitals, 1989-2009
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Hall, Margaret, Shaleah Levant, Carol DeFrances
URL
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  • Cost of Disease

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