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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Stroke† for Persons Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2007–2009

The figure shows age-adjusted death rates from stroke for persons aged ≥18 years in the United States during 2007–2009. During 2007–2009, the age-adjusted death rate from stroke in the United States among persons aged ≥18 years was 54.6 per 100,000 population. Among states, the rate ranged from 36.9 deaths per 100,000 population in New York to 72.5 in Alabama. In general, death rates were higher among states in the South and lower among states in the Northeast census regions.

* Per 100,000 U.S. standard population.

Deaths from stroke are those coded I60–I69 in International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

During 2007–2009, the age-adjusted death rate from stroke in the United States among persons aged ≥18 years was 54.6 per 100,000 population. Among states, the rate ranged from 36.9 deaths per 100,000 population in New York to 72.5 in Alabama. In general, death rates were higher among states in the South and lower among states in the Northeast census regions.

Sources: National Vital Statistics System. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality_public_use_data.htm.
CDC. Health Data Interactive. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hdi.htm.

Reported by: Yelena Gorina, MS, MPH, ygorina@cdc.gov, 301-458-4241.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows age-adjusted death rates from stroke for persons aged ≥18 years in the United States during 2007–2009. During 2007–2009, the age-adjusted death rate from stroke in the United States among persons aged ≥18 years was 54.6 per 100,000 population. Among states, the rate ranged from 36.9 deaths per 100,000 population in New York to 72.5 in Alabama. In general, death rates were higher among states in the South and lower among states in the Northeast census regions.


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