African Americans and those living in the southeastern United States experience the greatest
disease burden of stroke.
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.