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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 20 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. CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed Feb. 3, 2015.