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The New Jersey Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital

Stroke Statistics 

 

  • Worldwide, stroke is the second leading cause of death. In 2012, stroke was responsible for 6.7 million (12 percent) of deaths.
  • Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, and unintentional injuries. About 130,000 Americans die every year from stroke.
  • Every year, 795,000 individuals have a stroke in the United States.
  • Someone in the U.S. dies every 4 minutes from stroke.
  • Stroke is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. An estimated 6.8 million (2.8%) of people in the United States are living after having had a stroke, including 3.8 million women and 3 million men.
  • Stroke costs the United States an estimated $34 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat stroke, and missed days of work.

1. World Health Organization http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/

2. http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm

3. Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women. Stroke. 2014; 45: 1545-1588