Cerebrovascular Disease Demographics

Cerebrovascular disease is estimated to affect 600,000730,000 individuals each year in the United States, and it is currently the third leading cause of death behind cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Seventy-two percent of all persons with stroke are at least 65 years of age, and 29% of these individuals die within a year of the stroke. Although the stroke death rate decreased by 13.9 (per 100,000 people per year) from 1987 to 1997, the prevalence of stroke (the number of people alive who have had one or more strokes) increased by 6.6% during the same period. This paradox relates to the demographic shift in the population, the expansion of the proportion of the population aged 65 and older. Thus, although the age-specific incidence and

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