Stroke is the 5th Leading Cause of Death in Virginia (2021)
Stroke death rates per 100,000 population have increased from 37.2 in 2016 to 39.9 in 2020. Time is Brain - the vast majority of stroke patients do not arrive to the hospital in time, leading to increased death and permanent disability.
Figure. Trends in Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Cerebrovascular Disease in Virginia, 2016-2020. ICD-10 Codes I60-I69 (Cerebrovascular), I60-I62 (Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)), I63-I69 (Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS)). Data Source: Vital Event Statistics Program, Office of Information Management, Virginia Department of Health.
Table. Virginia Stroke Priority Localities by Mortality Age-Adjusted Rates per 100,000 Population Comparing 2014-2018 and 2016-2020 Aggregate Data.
|Region||Locality||Local Health Department||Stroke Mortality 2014-2018||Stroke Mortality 2016-2020|
|Eastern||Franklin City||Western Tidewater||93.2||96.93|
|Lancaster County||Three Rivers||52.66||58.78|
|Accomack County||Eastern Shore||45.56||51.32|
|Mathews County||Three Rivers||44.48||35.87|
|Northern||Manassas City||Prince William||49.75||46.00|
|Northwest||Highland County||Central Shenandoah||60.66||37.51|
|Lexington City||Central Shenandoah||60||54.99|
|Buena Vista City||Central Shenandoah||53.67||44.49|
|Harrisonburg City||Central Shenandoah||48.99||47.57|
|Staunton City||Central Shenandoah||48.17||41.44|
|Warren County||Lord Fairfax||44.16||47.87|
|King William County||Rappahannock||44.14||51.49|
|Southwest||Martinsville City||West Piedmont||84.64||94.42|
|Galax City||Mount Rogers||70.09||82.64|
|Radford City||New River||67.57||62.29|
|Lynchburg City||Central Virginia||61.13||64.97|
|Appomattox County||Central Virginia||59.56||58.82|
|Amherst County||Central Virginia||50.55||47.20|
Notes: The Counties and Cities (Localities) listed were identified as priority localities based on stroke mortality rates from 2014-2018 aggregate data by the Virginia Stroke Care Quality Improvement Advisory Group. Localities were categorized by Virginia Health Planning Region and then sorted by Age-Adjusted Mortality Rate per 100,000 population. The top quartile of each region was then selected to indicate priority localities. (Virginia Department of Health, Office of Vital Records).
Stroke Statistic Resources
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The BRFSS, the world’s largest telephone survey, tracks health risks in the United States. Information from the survey is used to improve the health of the American people.
The FASTATS site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
- Health United States, 2015
Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics.
- Morbidity and Mortality Chartbook from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The Morbidity & Mortality: Chart Book on Cardiovascular, Lung, and Blood Diseases is a biennial compilation of data on the size and trends of morbidity and mortality from the cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases. While most charts describe national prevalence, hospitalizations, and mortality statistics, some of them provide additional information by state or country. Risk factors estimates and the economic costs of these diseases are also included.
- Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics from the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association works with government agencies to derive our annual statistics for cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
- Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke CDC’s Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke is an online mapping tool that allows users to create and customize county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by race and ethnicity, gender, age group, and more.
- Data Trends & Maps CDC’s Data Trends & Maps online tool allows you to search for and view health indicators related to heart disease and stroke prevention. You can search on the basis of a specific location, data source, or health indicator.
- Roadmap for State Planning Web-based resource for training, tools and other information to help build successful initiatives to prevent heart disease and stroke. The Roadmap offers information on four key areas of programmatic activities for developing and implementing a heart disease and stroke prevention program, including what to do and how to do it.
Reports and Maps: