CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Data and Statistics

Stroke Burden Report

Stroke Hospital Map

  • 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


  1. 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: Accessed on Feb 3, 2015.
  2. 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
  3. VDH Division of Population Health Data, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2015
  4. 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.
  5.  VDH Division of Population Health Data, Virginia Health Information, 2014