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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rate from Stroke,* by All Races, White or Black Race, and Sex --- United States, 1999--2008

The figure shows age-adjusted death rates from stroke, by all races, white or black race, and sex in the United States during 1999–2008. From 1999 to 2008 the overall death rate in the United States from stroke declined 34%, from 61.6 per 100,000 population to
40.6. Throughout that period, the death rate for black males and black females was higher than the rate for white males and white females. The smallest decline (30%) occurred among black females. In 2008, the death rate from stroke for black males was 62.2 per 100,000, followed by 53.4 for black females, 38.9 for white males, and 38.4 for white females.

* Deaths from stroke are those listed as cerebrovascular diseases, codes I60--I69, in International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

Data for 2008 are preliminary.

From 1999 to 2008, the overall death rate in the United States from stroke declined 34%, from 61.6 per 100,000 population to 40.6. Throughout that period, the death rate for black males and black females was higher than the rate for white males and white females. The smallest decline (30%) occurred among black females. In 2008, the death rate from stroke for black males was 62.2 per 100,000, followed by 53.4 for black females, 38.9 for white males, and 38.4 for white females.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 1999--2007, and preliminary data for 2008.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows age-adjusted death rates from stroke, by all races, white or black race, and sex in the United States during 1999–2008. From 1999 to 2008 the overall death rate in the United States from stroke declined 34%, from 61.6 per 100,000 population to 40.6. Throughout that period, the death rate for black males and black females was higher than the rate for white males and white females. The smallest decline (30%) occurred among black females. In 2008, the death rate from stroke for black males was 62.2 per 100,000, followed by 53.4 for black females, 38.9 for white males, and 38.4 for white females.



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