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Cerebrovascular Disease or Stroke

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of noninstitutionalized adults who ever had a stroke: 6.4 million
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults who ever had a stroke: 2.7%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, tables 1, 2 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Health care use: Ambulatory care

  • Number of visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency department visits with stroke as primary diagnosis: 3.7 million (average annual, 2009-2010)

Source: Selected patient and provider characteristics for ambulatory care visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments: United States, 2009-2010 [PDF - 127 KB]

Health care use: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with cerebrovascular disease as first-listed diagnosis: 1.0 Million
  • Average length of stay: 6.1 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Health care use: Home health care

  • Number of current patients with stroke as primary diagnosis: 44,800 (2007)
  • Percent of current patients with stroke as primary diagnosis: 3.1% (2007)

Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007, table 3 [PDF - 430 KB]

Health care use: Hospice care

  • Number of hospice care discharges with stroke as primary diagnosis: 45,100 (2007)
  • Percent of hospice care discharges with stroke as primary diagnosis: 4.3% (2007)

Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007, table 7 [PDF - 430 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 128,932
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 41.4
  • Cause of death rank: 4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 9, 10 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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