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Stroke Statistics and Maps

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Find facts, statistics, maps, and other data related to stroke.

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 of every 19 deaths.1 The reports and other resources in this section can serve as resources to public health officials and other health professionals who need up-to-date information on stroke:


  1. Kochanek KD, Xu JQ, Murphy SL, Miniño AM, Kung HC. Deaths: final data for 2009. Nat Vital Stat Rep. 2011;60(3).