Cerebrovascular Disease or Stroke

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Number of adults who ever had a stroke: 7.8 million
  • Percent of adults who ever had a stroke: 3.1%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2018, Tables A-1b, A-1c pdf icon[PDF – 137 KB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with stroke as the primary diagnosis: 2.2 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 15 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of visits to emergency departments with stroke as the primary diagnosis: 432,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 12pdf icon

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 150,005
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 45.7
  • Cause of death rank: 5

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: September 13, 2021