Silver Book Fact

Stroke prevalence increases with age—the rate at ages 85 to 94 is 3.5 times higher than at ages 65 to 74.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Incidence and Prevalence: 2006 chart book on cardiovascular and lung diseases. Bethesda, MD: NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; 2006. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/resources/docs/06a_ip_chtbk.pdf

Reference

Title
Incidence and Prevalence: 2006 chart book on cardiovascular and lung diseases
Publisher
NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Publication Date
2006
Authors
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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