Silver Book Fact

The mean age at death from stroke was 79.6 in 2002.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disparities in Deaths from Stroke Among Persons Aged <75 Years: United States, 2002. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002; 54: 477-81. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5419a2.htm

Reference

Title
Disparities in Deaths from Stroke Among Persons Aged <75 Years: United States, 2002
Publication
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pages
477-81
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • The estimated direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease for 2008 is $448.5 billion.  
  • Lifetime risk of atrial fibrillation
    At age 80, the remaining lifetime risk of atrial fibrillation is around 22%.  
  • In 2006, $32.7 billion in program payments were made to Medicare beneficiaries discharged from short-stay hospitals with a principal diagnosis of cardiovascular disease–and average of $10,201 per discharge.  
  • Stroke accounted for about 1 of every 18 deaths in the US in 2006.  
  • On average, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.