Long-Term Care

Stroke rates and death from strokes are falling

MDS 3.0 Insider, July 17, 2014

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Stroke rates and death from strokes are falling, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study followed 4 U.S. communities closely for a period of more than 2 decades.

Stroke affects an estimated 795,000 Americans each year, remains the fourth leading cause of death, and is the main cause of adult disability in the United States. Worldwide, stroke ranks as the second leading cause of death, responsible for 9.5% of total deaths each year, with a greater burden in developing countries.

 

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