Prevalence of stroke--United States, 2005.

  title={Prevalence of stroke--United States, 2005.},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  volume={56 19},
  • Published 2007 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the United States. Stroke also results in substantial health-care expenditures; the mean lifetime cost resulting from an ischemic stroke is estimated at $140,000 per patient. Nationwide, costs related to stroke are expected to reach an estimated $62.7 billion in 2007. Stroke death rates are higher in the southeastern United States, compared with other regions of the country; blacks, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), Asians/Pacific… CONTINUE READING
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