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State of Alaska

Relevant Population Characteristics for Stroke (Cerebrovascular Disease) Mortality Rate

Relevant Population Characteristics

Stroke is more common in older compared to younger persons. Although strokes occur in all age groups, those 65 and older are most likely to experience stroke. In fact, for people over age 55, the incidence of stroke more than doubles in each successive decade. Women account for almost 60% of US stroke deaths. The incidence of stroke also varies by race and ethnicity. Compared with whites, blacks have a 1.3 times greater rate of nonfatal stroke, a 1.8 times greater rate of fatal stroke. Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability with women having greater disability than men.^3^[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 3. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2015 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2015;131:e29-e322. }}

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Content updated: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 09:51:39 AKDT
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 10 August 2020 14:55:37 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 09:51:39 AKDT