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Crude stroke mortality rates among older US adults (aged ≥65 years), 2005 to 2015

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2018
Authors
Benjamin E, Virani S, Callaway C, et al
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor
  • Human Burden
  • Future Human Burden

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