African Americans and those living in the southeastern United States experience the greatest
disease burden of stroke.
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
There were a total of 1,950,000 physician office visits in 2014 for patients first-listed for a stroke diagnosis.
In 2014, females ≥85 years constituted 66.0% of all inpatient hospital stays for stroke patients.
The average length of stay for hospitalized stroke patients was 4.7 days in 2014.
In 2015, females accounted for 58% of stroke-related deaths in the US.
2.7% of U.S. adults suffer from stroke, with the highest prevalence in Alabama (4.3%) and the lowest prevalence in Minnesota (1.9%).
Stroke accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths in the US and is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.