- On average, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.
- On average, every 4 minutes, someone dies of a stroke (NCHS, NHLBI). Stroke accounted for ≈1 of every 19 deaths in the United States in 2010.
- From 2000 to 2010, the annual stroke death rate decreased 35.8% and the actual number of stroke deaths declined 22.8%.
- An estimated 6.8 million Americans ≥20 years of age have had a stroke. According to data from the 2012 BRFSS (CDC), 2.9% of men and 2.9% of women ≥18 years of age had a history of stroke.