QuickStats: Death Rates* from Stroke† Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018
Weekly / August 21, 2020 / 69(33);1145
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* With 95% confidence intervals shown with error bars. Rates are per 100,000 population in each age group.
† Deaths attributed to stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death codes I60–I69.
In 2018, the death rate from stroke was 242.7 per 100,000 persons aged ≥65 years. Persons aged ≥85 years had the highest death rate from stroke (984.3), followed by those aged 75–84 years (256.0) and those aged 65–74 years (76.8). For both men and women, the death rates increased with age. The death rate for women (261.6) was higher than that for men (219.0) for persons aged ≥65 years, but men had higher stroke death rates for the 65–74 and 75–84 age groups. Women aged ≥85 years had higher death rates than did men in this age group.
Source: National Vital Statistics System mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Ashley M. Woodall, MPH, AWoodall@cdc.gov, 301-458-4748; Shilpa Bengeri.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Death Rates from Stroke Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1145. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6933a5external icon.
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