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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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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