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Stroke Hospitalization Rates, Total Population Ages 65+

Stroke Hospitalization Rates for 2010 through 2012 for Adults Aged 65 Years and Older by County. The map shows that concentrations of counties with the highest stroke hospitalization rates - meaning the top quintile - are located primarily in the Southeast, with heavy concentrations of high-rate counties in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Pockets of high-rate counties also are found in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Virginia, parts of Texas, and along the coastal plains of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.