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Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of Disabilities and Associated Health Conditions Among Adults: United States, 1999. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1999; 50: 120-5. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5007a3.htm

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Disabilities and Associated Health Conditions Among Adults: United States, 1999
Publication
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pages
120-5
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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