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Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association

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    • Crude stroke mortality rates among older US adults (aged ≥65 years), 2005 to 2015
      Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
    • Total of physician office visits for first-listed stroke patients in 2014
      There were a total of 1,950,000 physician office visits in 2014 for patients first-listed for a stroke diagnosis.  
    • Female Stroke Inpatients Outnumber Males in 85+ population
      In 2014, females ≥85 years constituted 66.0% of all inpatient hospital stays for stroke patients.  
    • Average Length of Hospital Stay for Stroke Patients
      The average length of stay for hospitalized stroke patients was 4.7 days in 2014.  
    • 2015 Female Stroke Deaths
      In 2015, females accounted for 58% of stroke-related deaths in the US.  
    • Highest and Lowest Stroke Prevalence by State in U.S. Adults
      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%).  
    • African Americans in Southeastern U.S. and Stroke Burden
      African Americans and those living in the southeastern United States experience the greatest disease burden of stroke.    
    • Stroke deaths and disability
      Stroke accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths in the US and is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.