More Quick Facts on Aging The following fast facts were adapted from the following sources: 2002 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update, American Heart Association; National Center for Health Statistics; The American Psychological Association; and, the Alzheimer’s Association. How many people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year in the United States? There are ... Article
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More Quick Facts on Aging
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Article   |   August 01, 2002
More Quick Facts on Aging
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, August 2002, Vol. 7, 12-13. doi:10.1044/gero7.2.12
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, August 2002, Vol. 7, 12-13. doi:10.1044/gero7.2.12
The following fast facts were adapted from the following sources: 2002 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update, American Heart Association; National Center for Health Statistics; The American Psychological Association; and, the Alzheimer’s Association.
How many people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year in the United States? There are about 600,000 new or recurrent strokes per year of which over 80% are new strokes.
How many stroke survivors are there in the United States? Over 4.6 million.
How many people die from stroke each year? 160,000. It is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and all forms of cancer.
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