- Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 of every 20 deaths.1
- Strokes of various types were responsible for the deaths of 3,278 individuals in Virginia in 20132
- 3.0 percent of Virginians have had a stroke and are living with its effects3
- Stroke costs the nation $33 billion annually4 with total inpatient hospital charges over $881 million dollars spent in Virginia alone.5
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. 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: http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html. Accessed on Feb 3, 2015.
- VDH Vital Records data, 2013. Annual Report 2013 Volume I City/County Data (Table 13, Resident Deaths from Fourteen Leading Causes of Death with Ade-Adjusted Rates per 100,000 Population by Planning District and City or County
- VDH Division of Population Health Data, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2015
- Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, et al. on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016;133:e38-e360.
- VDH Division of Population Health Data, Virginia Health Information, 2014