Young Stroke: An Unexpected Reality

National Stroke Association - Young Stroke: An Unexpected Reality

Stroke Statistics 

  • Stroke kills more than 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths.
  • Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke.
  • Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.
  • About 185,00 strokes—nearly 1 of 4—are in people who have had a previous stroke.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. 
  • Stroke reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors age 65 and over.

Source: Center for Disease Control 

How can I prevent a stroke? This information may help you understand what causes strokes in the first place.

Published on May 10, 2017.